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Special session Jan. 5-16



Letter Just in ... special session called for Jan. 5-16 to deal with a $2-billion-plus shortfall.

"The budget challenges before us are serious; we are prepared to meet those challenges. We intend to provide essential services to the citizens in a fiscally prudent way," reads a letter from Senate President Jeff Atwater and House Speaker Ray Sansom.

CFO Alex Sink, who was the first to call for a special session, said: “I am encouraged the Florida Legislature today recognized that our state needs immediate, fiscally responsible action in Tallahassee to make ends meet. I hope that the Legislature will work together to identify ways to reduce expenditures and balance the budget with a long-term, sustainable vision for Florida’s future.”


[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:09pm]


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