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Charlie’s Math Not Adding Up

Gov. Charlie Crist has asked for additional time to submit his budget to the State Legislature. Crist, who raided the state’s trust funds to balance this year’s budget deficit, apparently has realized he has no more trust funds to raid. His solution? He’s hoping for a bailout from the incoming President.

Gov. Charlie Crist asked legislative leaders for permission Tuesday to submit his budget proposals abit late — in the hope that more details of the federal economic stimulus package might be known, and deeper cuts to services avoided.

Crist is required to submit a balanced budget to the Legislature at least 30 days before the start of the regular session on March 3. The governor can waive that deadline with the signatures of the House speaker and Senate president. So, he wants to put it off until Feb. 20.[The Orlando Sentinel]

The Governor’s letter formally requesting the extension can be found here. No word on whether Ray Sansom has his list of pork for Northwest Florida State College ready yet or not.

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  1. JC says:

    Crist is the GOP version of Obama. Purely an opportunist, populist. He signs legislation in exchange for political contributions, coddled up to Obama mosh kosh to get Florida one of the tits of the Federal Sow. Crist isn’t a Conservative. A true Conservative should want to protect the environment, the St. Johns River and prevent slash and burn development. Crist is EZXACTLY the type of politician that we have far too many of (on both sides of the aisle) in Washington. He’ll be part of the problem, not the solution.

    Who am I? A Republican of 37 years. Will I vote for Crist? I will not.
    Do I hope the Democrats field a moderate candidate for the Senate. You betcha.

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