Likely to face another Republican in a tough political race this fall, Rep. Ana Rivas Logan went rogue Tuesday, challenging other Miami Republicans over a contentious Marlins parking garage issue. Before making the maverick move, she received a threatening phone call at home warning her not to file her amendment, she said.
She filed the amendment anyway, attempting to delete language from a bill intended to shield the city of Miami from having to pay $1.2 million in taxes on the parking garages at the new stadium.
“This language is unconstitutional and throws the towel at a poorly executed agreement between the city of Miami and the Florida Marlins,” Logan said. “To have the Florida Legislature to get involved in this issue--a very local issue--is not just wrong, but it's politically incorrect.”