Florida Could Study Moving Capital From Tallahassee If Newly Filed Bill Passes

Florida could study moving the capital from Tallahassee to Central Florida.

Delray Beach Senator Kevin Rader filed legislation for the 2020 session calling for estimating what it costs for lawmakers and the public to travel to Tallahassee, and the impact moving away from there would have on Tallahassee’s economy. The cost to relocate to Central Florida would also be studied.

Rader filed similar legislation for 2019 that didn’t make it to committee hearings, and similar legislation also failed in 2018.

Florida’s population has seen a significant shift to the south and east since Tallahassee was named the capital in 1824. At the time, Pensacola and St. Augustine were the state’s two largest cities, and Tallahassee was chosen as a halfway point.

Miami is now the most heavily populated metro area in the state, and is a seven hour drive from Tallahassee.

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Anonymous
1 year ago

It will never happen, but honestly Florida should be cut into 2 states (North and South Florida). Tallahassee doesn’t care about South Florida or its problems, despite the fact that we’re the largest metro and tax revenue source in the state

Anonymous
1 year ago

Agree. Dividing line should be Ocala.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I like North and South Florida,,,, Ocala halfway point

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah, sure… in the meantime, tell Washington DC how a new flag of the USA should look to include the new star that you want to add.

Anonymous
1 year ago

just a 1/2 star … 😉

Anonymous
1 year ago

Three more stars Washington, Puerto Rico, and whatever they want to call the redneck republic north of Orlando

Anonymous
1 year ago

I don’t know about red neck but I can tell you they are one of the most respective people I know

Hi

Anonymous
1 year ago

“Respective”. What the hell is this? I’m glad you didn’t say ‘most educated’.

Anonymous
1 year ago

There are a ton of racists around Tallahassee

Anonymous
1 year ago

Racism isn’t only in Tallahassee it’s everywhere

Anonymous
1 year ago

You ain’t lying, racism is “everywhere.”

Suomynona
1 year ago

Your ignorance is showing.

suomynona
1 year ago

This is stupid.

Only dumb people say “Tallahassee this and Tallahassee that.”

YOUR representatives are from south Florida. There are SIGNIFICANTLY more south Florida and central Florida (Tampa, St. Pete, Orlando) representatives than there are north Florida representatives. South Florida *IS* represented. Now, if you feel your representatives aren’t doing enough for you, that is an entirely different discussion/problem altogether.

What is also stupid is moving the Capital. The cost alone makes it an awful idea. There are so many Departments, Bureaus, Agencies, Courts, etc, along with the actual Governor and State Congress that it would be an incredibly unnecessary waste of taxpayer dollars to create a brand new Capital from scratch.

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s disingenuous to say that rural north Florida doesn’t have more political clout than they should… or doesn’t keep more of our taxes than they are entitled to.

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s not disingenuous. It’s checks and balances, a basic pillar of American government so that California and New York don’t control the entire country, and a level down, Miami and Orlando don’t control Florida. Deal with it.

suomynona
1 year ago

Bull.

What’s disingenuous is to say “Tallahassee doesn’t care about south Florida.”

You’re mad you don’t get everything you want, but instead of blaming your LOCAL leaders and legislators, you blame the region of Florida with the LEAST amount of REPRESENTATION?! LMAO. Get out of here with that nonsense.

Only foolish people spout off about evil Tallahassee, and splitting the State into 2 new states. Cuckoo.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Gerrymandering to Keep Total Republican Control of the State.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Totally agree. However, I would divide it into Florida (we keep Orlando), West Alabama, and South Georgia.

Not Gene
1 year ago

You mean East Alabama.

Anonymous
1 year ago

That’s because South Florida is a different country.

Anonymous
1 year ago

What if we sold the land north of Ocala to GA and AL? This pays for the transfer.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Miami is the real capital of Florida.

Anonymous
1 year ago

U wish…

Anonymous
1 year ago

No Miami seems more like the capital of CUBA. or cesspool central. I grew up there. I watched it sink deeper and deeper into the septic tank. They could still clean it up, but city Democrats profit by controlling the slums.

Anonymous
1 year ago

“city Democrats profit by controlling the slums”

Don’t act like Donald Trump and just say anything, present your studies that proves what you’re saying.

POLO
1 year ago

Miami is to Florida what New York City is to the United States.

Anonymous
1 year ago

No. What New York City is to New York State.

Anonymous
1 year ago

2nd capital of Cuba you mean

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hialeah should be the obvious choice for the capital of the new state of South Florida!!! Dale!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yea baby! Hialeah is the tenth-largest city in the United States among cities with a population density of more than 10,000 people per square mile.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Knowing the government, they would probably set up the new capitol in some closed off suburban corporate-style campus instead of being in an actual city where it belongs. Good thing it will never happen though. Costs too much to move and many legislators from lower Florida enjoy going to Tallahassee and cheating on their spouses. Just ask Anitere Flores.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wowwwww!!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Cut the state at SR 44 and make it two, north and south of that want to be run differently and have wanted this for years.

Anonymous
1 year ago

And then what becomes of all the government buildings in Tallahassee…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Exactly…..This is the least thing the government should be foucused on changing..

Anonymous
1 year ago

The government should be focused on laws that protect (us) the people who vote them in office ,,,and not get the a then SHIT on us

Anonymous
1 year ago

A MALL

Anonymous
1 year ago

Affordable housing.

Anonymous
1 year ago

There would be a ton of housing if the government left.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Affordable housing bad idea that would take money away from already Poor City to convert Office Buildings into housing

Anonymous
1 year ago

If you had to be housing,,housing for Veterans would be a great idea

Anonymous
1 year ago

Tallahassee is not the modern City of most Cities like Tampa, Miami, Orlando or Fort Lauderdale. Tallahassee has small town appeal and flavor. We live in peace. We are not a community that encourages or embraces large groups where violence is going to be present. We are an area that also, by the grace of God, avoids a lot of severe weather. I have never had to evacuate from here. I have never suffered severe damage to my home (thank God). Tallahassee is a safe place to live. To have two major universities, we have a relatively low crime rate. You can get anywhere in Tallahassee in probably less than 30 minutes except for rush hour times. We are not a fast based City but we are a beautiful, peaceful place where the Capital and legislative leaders can come and work together for the benefit of all Floridians! It would be costly and unnecessary for the CAPITOL to be moved!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well said. I need to get up there and check it out. But, the perception from many of us who live here in the south is that the capital is out of touch with most of the state that provides the money to run the capital.

Dina
1 year ago

Yes it is! Also, controlled by a minority that is not welcoming nor accepting of anyone that sounds different than the so called natives who actually moved here running away from hispanics, not just Cubans or Mexicans as they tend to think all Hispanic population represents only these two groups. That being said, this makes no sense! Besides most if not all the lawyers in this beautiful city are in the pockets of at least one branch of government. I’d love to see theor responses and actions if this proceeds.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sacramento, Albany, Springfield, Austin. Pretty common to have smaller cities as state capitals.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well of course we should do what other states do because hoopity doo

Anonymous
1 year ago

Capital should be in Miami

Anonymous
1 year ago

Miami’s horrible. So is Orlando.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sure drug capital of Florida just right for the government to make more money from their drug exchange

Anonymous
1 year ago

But, some people said that a “casino/s” will bring drugs and crime to Miami?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Complete waste of time, money and effort. Split the state instead and let North Florida join Alabama and Georgia. The capital of South Florida should be ____________.

Jim
1 year ago

Fort Lauderdale

Anonymous
1 year ago

Since you what the capital in a drug-infested and high crime rate city ,,,why not put it in Little Havana,,, so when the legislative session is in they can have easy access to their drug and prostitution

Jeff
1 year ago

I like the fact that FL is diverse from north to south, culturally and geographically. It would be too costly to move and with todays work@home type setups, not needed. Also it would severly damage the Tallahassee economy without good reason. However, the capital should have moved to Ocala, Clermont or Lakeland long ago.

Anonymous
1 year ago

if it not broke don’t fix it just leave things alone

Anonymous
1 year ago

What rock have you lived under? It’s beyond broke. North Florida can keep Orlando, south Florida can take Tampa. SPLIT THE STATE

Anonymous
1 year ago

Dividing line can be i4, north Florida can keep Orlando south Florida can take Tampa considering USF is in tamp it just makes sense. Everything will be balanced.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I agree. Central Florida is a MUCH better location. I vote for Orlando or Tampa.

305
1 year ago

TallaNASTY

Anonymous
1 year ago

I have lived all over Florida. I will take Tallahasse over Miami, Orlando, tampa and ft. Myers.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Ichoose Tallahassee dwad last on that list.

Anonymous
1 year ago

North Florida and South Florida if anything.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I like that!!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

North and South Dakota are exactly the same yet they can be split in two. North FL and panhandle is nothing like Central and South Florida yet they get to share the same state? Give me a break. North and South Carolina are different but way more alike than South and North Florida…no way these 2 need to be sharing the same capital.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The rednecks in the GOP will never allow it.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wasn’t the Democrap’s hero last election the mayor of Tallahassee? If it wasn’t for being the capital, it would look like Opa Locka.

Anonymous
1 year ago

When it comes to picking heroes, no one can out pick the last two kooks you Republicons chose for your presidential heroes.

Afi Keita James
1 year ago

like the democons are better? not in your life.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah.. keep believing in your hero Trump to get Mexico to pay for his wall.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The south will rise again! MAGA

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sorry, cotton hasn’t been king for at least a century.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hialeah

Trump 2020
1 year ago

If Florida were split between North & South Florida then South Florida would only vote Democratic senators and reps….. sooo no thanks
#MAGA #KAG #Trump2020

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hell Yeah Brother!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Bet you have a new confederate flag over the couch in your mom’s basement. Hell yeah.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well, at least you wouldn’t have to worry about Democrats voting to elect a crook ala – Rick Scott, to be the governor.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Rick Scott killed old people.

Anonymous
1 year ago

old talking point.. ha

Anonymous
1 year ago

…and young people. And all age groups.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wasn’t that Rick Scott who said “You’re all gonna die!” in the movie Poltergeist?

Anonymous
1 year ago

You mean Gilum, Graham, Greene, and Levine aren’t crooks? If it actually happened, I would laugh if Gimenez became governor of North Cuba.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I don’t remember Gilum, Graham, Greene, and Levine pleading the 5th over fifty times.

Afi K. James
1 year ago

like the dems try to steal the election of 2018, oh yes wasserman Schultz, what a witch.

POLO
1 year ago

Trump 2020, for FOX commentator.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Comrade dog catcher of Moscow.

Anonymous
1 year ago

FOX is full of buffoons but they’re not that desperate.

Afi Keita James
1 year ago

All of the MSM is buffoons now and fixed news is now a far left channel thanks to their merger with Disney, walt must be pissed in his grave right now.

Afi Keita James
1 year ago

The same dems who 2 months ago want healthcare for illegal aliens, just proves they are no better than the gop.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Where is Trump’s far superior and vastly better healthcare package that he and the Republicans promised? Is talking about illegal aliens again the new healthcare plan Trump promised?