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Cretul to Zapata: Chill out



Here's House Speaker Larry Cretul's response to Rep. Juan Zapata's displeasure over the way the Republican leader rejected some of his budget moves:

“With Florida and the nation facing one of the worst economic crises in our history, we must make very disciplined budget decisions. It is a matter of record that the House would not consider new local “member” projects this year—the state simply doesn’t have the money, no matter how meritorious the proposals may be. As Speaker I have continually reminded our leadership team of these spending constraints. I anticipate that we will abide by this same prudent fiscal course as we move forward during the balance of the legislative session.”

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:34pm]


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