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January Special Session?

December 3rd, 2008 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist seems closer to a decision about whether or not to call lawmakers back to Tallahassee to balance the state budget. Florida is facing a two billion dollar budget shortfall. Crist said he wants to make sure legislative leaders are on the same page before he orders a 40,000 dollar a day special session. Crist said if he calls lawmakers back it wouldnt be until 2009.

Ive been in contact with the speaker and the senate president and trying to take their temperature about the timing of what they think would be appropriate for that my gut is it will probably be around January, said Crist.

State lawmakers will get a half day long briefing on the budget shortfall in December. Florida law requires the state to keep the budget balanced.

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