Florida lawmaker files bill to rename highway after Barack Obama

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PHOTO BY AILEEN PERILLA
  • Photo by Aileen Perilla
State Rep. Patricia Williams, D-Lauderdale Lakes, recently filed a bill that would designate a section of the Dixie Highway in Broward County as the President Barack Obama Highway.

The bill, HB 265, would rename the Dixie Highway section of State Road 811 between Hillsboro Boulevard and Northeast 13th, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

This wouldn't be the first stretch of Obama highway in the Sunshine State.

Two years ago, part of the Old Dixie Highway in Riviera Beach was also named after the 44th president after it was pointed out the name "Old Dixie" was a reference to the slave-holding South.


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