Pickens glum on '08-09 schools money
Don't look to Palatka Rep. Joe Pickens for Charlie Crist-like optimism and sunshine, not when it comes to next year's budget.
He opened up the Schools and Learning Council meeting this afternoon with this soundbite: "However bad you believe it will be, it will be worse than that. We will be decreasing the budget. I don't forsee there being any additional entities held harmless going into next year."