Lawmakers next year will again consider paying $1.5 million to a Tampa Bay area man who suffered life-altering injuries in a gruesome roadway collision nearly two decades ago.
This time, Tallahassee Republican Sen. Corey Simon is championing the cause through a bill (SB 18) filed this month.
If approved, the measure will bring long-sought relief to Marcus Button and his parents, Mark and Robin Button, for pain, suffering and costs incurred in a 2006 crash with a Pasco County school bus.
Legislative efforts to deliver recompense to the Buttons date back to 2010. None succeeded.
Read more about Button’s harrowing story here.