BRADENTON, Fla. — Florida lawmakers are moving forward to consolidate three toll-road authorities in a revised plan that now excludes the financially ailing Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority, which appears headed for a bond payment default this year.

The SRBBA was removed from a draft bill to wipe out “a rush to conclusion” that it was designed to bail-out bondholders, Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, told the transportation subcommittee that he chairs on Thursday.

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