Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March 5: Analyzing the State of the State

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's State of the State speech was relatively short and sweet, but not a major call to action as last year's was:

Some have criticized him for not paying more attention to the state's economic problems, though he addressed them briefly. (Considering that he's recommending a re-vote for the Florida Democratic presidential primary, he may really not be paying attention to the state's economic problems; how's Florida going to pay for a re-vote?)

In one of the two Democratic responses, though, State Sen. Steve Geller of Hallandale Beach, the Senate minority leader, did talk about the economy:

And House Minority Leader Dan Gelber of Miami Beach discussed education; I haven't found the text of his speech yet, but he pointed to Florida's dead-last ranking in a number of education categories and discussed what the FCAT's role should be - NOT as a be-all and end-all for schools. Amen.

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