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Prayer Meeting for Governor and Legislature

April 27th, 2009 by flanews

Pastors are sending up prayers for the governor and legislative leaders as the end of session nears. The faithful gathered for a prayer meeting in the state capitol today. Lawmakers still haven’t come up with a budget agreement. Pastors are asking them not to cut state workers salaries. Pastor R.B. Holmes took his questions to the governor.

“You are the moral voice. You are our leading elected official in the state of Florida and if a budget that is that paralyzed, that is irresponsible comes to you desk, cutting state salaries, crippling education my governor, our governor, we are asking you to do the right thing by vetoing those budgets,” asked Pastor Holmes.

“I will do everything I can to work with these great members of the Senate and the House who are with you today. This is a three legged stool, if you will, lead by the Senate and the House and the Executive and most importantly the people,” responded Crist.

But the people will be paying more if lawmakers can’t finish the budget on time. In order to meet the Friday deadline legislative leaders would have to reach a budget agreement by Tuesday so both chambers could vote on it by Friday. If they can’t reach an agreement the legislature will go into special session costing taxpayers more than 40-thousand dollars a day.

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