Florida Risks Government Shutdown

Florida’s legislature failed to pass a budget in this years legislative session. The House and Senate are opposed on major issues related to health care policy and medicaid expansion. Interested readers will want to visit the Beacon, the blog at The Independent Institute’s website, where DeVoe Moore Scholar Dr. Randall Holcombe posted a blog on the ongoing budgetary crisis. Florida’s legislature is set to reconvene for a special three-week session beginning June 1st. Also on the agenda is a discussion on how to spend money apportioned for the maintenance and preservation water and environmentally important land set aside for preservation under the voter-approved Amendment 1. However, if legislators fail to pass a budget, that could mean a state “government shutdown”.

About DeVoe Moore Center

The DeVoe L. Moore Center is conducts economic research and policy analysis focused on state and local policy issues and is located in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University in Tallahassee. As an educational institution the DMC provides professional research experience to undergraduate and master’s students through an extensive program of internships and independent study, preparing them for a future in public policy, economic development, public sector accountability and entrepreneurship.
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