Saturday, January 12, 2008

Governor Crist at the Everglade Coalition Meeting by Geniusofdespair

According to St. Pete Times reporter Craig Pittman:

While admitting he faces "some challenges" with the budget this year, Gov. Charlie Crist said Friday he plans to call for an increase in state funding for restoring the Everglades.

He was not ready to unveil how much of an increase over last year's $200-million appropriation he will seek from the Legislature, he said.

"It's a moving target," he told reporters before giving a speech on Everglades restoration. "We're still working on it."

State Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Sole said the hunt is on for sources of the increased funding and may include borrowing the money by issuing bonds.

Thanks Craig! I didn't want to write anything.

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