The two men slated to run the state legislature in 2011 are calling for a statewide jobs summit. It will be held in Orlando on January 14th and will focus on what the state can do to reduce regulations hindering business and whether some incentives for things such as film production might create jobs. Senator Mike Haridopolis was asked why the summit is coming two years after the beginning of the recession.
“A lot of people were hopeful that the economic stimulus and everything should be more successful and that we are trying to do with the resources that we have,” Haridopolis said. “I think that we have had ongoing discussions and I think that there is an additional discussion with everyone of us in different delegations that are here, different things and different issues. What we wanted to do is have a statewide discussion so that we focus exclusively on jobs.”
Governor Charlie Crist is already suggested a cut in the corporate income tax rate. Haridopolis and his counterpart, Representative Dean Cannon of Winter Park offered few specifics.