OUR VIEW: Fund Florida’s Priorities
OUR VIEW: Fund Florida’s priorities
Neither chamber is adequately prepared to meet the state’s greatest needs.
Lawmakers showed up for Florida’s annual legislative session knowing budget negotiations would be tough. Florida’s share of the economic recovery is anemic, and state revenues are coming in at just a hair more that last year’s income — and might actually decline by next year’s budgeting cycle. Making matters worse, House and Senate leaders are having a tough time agreeing this year on what should count as revenue, and how much of that money can be spent; at this writing, the two chambers are nearly $4 billion …