Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage


Visit the Lobby Tools Website


Visit Legislative IQ Website


Recent Posts



RSS Capitol News LIVE

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Leo Rosten
    "Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them."
  • Franz Kafka
    "God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them."
  • Jackie Kennedy
    "I want to live my life, not record it."
  • Robert Baden-Powell
    "The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others."

Waiver Waiting

April 22nd, 2009 by flanews

Florida still hasn’t submitted its application for a waiver to pull down 2 billion federal education dollars. According to written reports, the US Department of Education is waiting on the state to get the ball rolling. A reporter asked Governor Charlie Crist about the hold up.

“”The Department of Education says there’s no need for Florida to wait to submit its application for a waiver. Why are we waiting,” one reporter asked. “We send stuff to them all the time. Commissioners on it everyday,” Crist replied. “Commissioner says he’s already given you the signal to go ahead,” the reporter continued. “I don’t think so,”’ said Crist.

Crist is asking lawmakers to use the money in their budget plans. If Florida does qualify for the money its unlikely lawmakers will know before session ends May 1st, which means the state would have to call a special session to balance the budget.

Posted in Charlie Crist, Education, State Budget, State News | No Comments »

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com