Special session Jan. 5-16
"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.”