DeSantis Administration: State Senator doesn’t have standing to pursue Martha’s Vineyard lawsuit

  • The DeSantis Administration urged a circuit judge to dismiss a lawsuit over state-funded flights of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard
  • The  motion argues that Democrat State Senator Jason Pizzo, who filed the lawsuit, does not have legal standing to pursue the case
  • Pizzo argued that the appropriation and expenditure of $12 million for the flights required separate laws because the expenditure qualifies as a “substantive policy”

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration Monday urged a circuit judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a South Florida senator who alleges state-funded flights of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts violated the Florida Constitution and another law.

Lawyers for DeSantis and the Florida Department of Transportation filed a 29-page motion disputing the allegations and arguing that Sen. Jason Pizzo, D-North Miami Beach, did not show he had legal standing to pursue the case.

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