Sink: Budget crisis may require special session listen11/14/08 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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Because of the depressed economy, Florida is not taking in enough sales tax and other revenues to balance its budget. Floridaâ€™s Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink is asking for a special session of the state Legislature to deal with the revenue crisis.
â€œWe do have a key date coming up, a week from today actually, next Friday. The governorâ€™s economist is required to come and make some estimates about what she sees the revenue coming in. So weâ€™ll have some more specific numbers. And I think that once we lay in those specific numbers to the outlook for spending in the state, it will become very clear what a serious situation weâ€™re in, and then Iâ€™m hopeful that after that they will make the right decision and call the legislators back in early, well before March.â€