The Real Deal Miami

State outlook remains bleak

November 21, 2008 01:54PM

The newest class of Florida legislators faces unprecedented challenges,
House Speaker Ray Sansom told fellow Republicans at a strategy retreat.
Sansom told the group to prepare for hard work in the coming year.
House Democrats are also holding their post-election meeting this week.
Both parties are anticipating today’s release of new financial
estimates by state analysts. In August, the analysts estimated
legislators would have at least $3.5 billion less to budget for the
next fiscal year. But the shortfalls could grow when new estimates are
released.