For a Better Florida
A Times Editorial
Florida is at a crossroads. Growth has stalled, and 300,000 homes sit vacant. A record number of homeowners face foreclosure. One in 13 Floridians is out of work, and one in 10 is receiving food stamps. The state is staring at a $6 billion budget shortfall. Universities have frozen enrollments, teachers are facing pay cuts and public defenders are closing offices some days to save money.
For a Better Florida, published every year since 1951, is the St. Petersburg Times' preview of the annual legislative session.
Times Editorial
Columnist Howard Troxler
Florida's government
People caught in budget fallout
The issues

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