Galvano, Gelber on how to deal with budget deficit

09/23/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Florida’s current revenue shortfall is one of the worst in state's history.

Earlier this month, a legislative budget panel, urged by Gov. Charlie Crist, took $672 million from Florida’s Budget Stabilization Fund, which must be paid back within five years.

Legislators will meet again in November to deal with the remaining $1.5 billion shortfall. And next year, the budget shortfall is slated to be more than $3 billion.

WMNF recently spoke with two state legislators for their thoughts on how they’ll approach the budget deficit when they return to Tallahassee.

First we spoke today with Bradenton area Republican House member Bill Galvano.

For the Democratic party perspective, WMNF spoke over the weekend with the outgoing House Minority Leader, Miami Beach’s Dan Gelber. Gelber is running for a State Senate Seat in November.

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