Move the Florida capital to Orlando? One state senator wants to study the idea

Millions of tourists visit the Orlando area each year for Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. But should Central Florida also see a yearly flood of politicians and lobbyists?

State Sen. Kevin Rader wants Florida to look into the idea of moving the state capital from Tallahassee to Orlando, introducing a bill this week that would study the costs and impact of moving the capital 259 miles down the road.

Rader, D-Boca Raton, wants the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to consider several key factors in its study, including:

• “Ease of travel to the state capital for members of the public.”

If passed, the bill would require the study to be completed by Dec. 15, 2020.