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Bob Buckhorn calls on Congress to give Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection, while Buddy Dyer sits it out

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With Puerto Rico facing $72 billion in debt and not able to pay off its creditors, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has joined a group of over a dozen mayors in the U.S. calling on Congress to restore the commonwealth its bankruptcy protections in the omnibus appropriations funding bill being debated in the House of Representatives. Interestingly, Buckhorn is the only Florida mayor who is part of that group. Not signing on to that letter was Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, whose city has one of the largest…

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