Monday, March 1, 2010

Heavy agenda for the Florida Legislature.

Oil drilling.

The class-size amendment.

Alternative energy.

Job creation.

Red-light cameras.

Golf carts on sidewalks.

Those are just some of the issues, big and small, sure to come up before the Florida Legislature during its new session, which starts Tuesday.

But the biggest gorilla in the room will be the state budget, with predictions that lawmakers will have to cut $2 billion to $3 billion in spending in order to balance the books. Even if a deal for expanding gambling is reached, more spending cuts will be needed.

For a look at what local lawmakers expect, take a look at our legislative preview story from Sunday's paper.

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