[tabi] FW: OPI Update- Build Your Own Budget to Launch Tomorrow

  • From: "Joe Plummer" <joeplummer@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 07:44:06 -0500

FYI, see attachments. I think lot of you will be interested in this. Also
see below.

JP ( Joe Plummer)

-----Original Message-----
From: Office of Public Information
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 6:44 PM
To: !HSE All House
Subject: OPI Update- Build Your Own Budget to Launch Tomorrow


Members and staff:

As you are aware, Speaker Dean Cannon recently asked Appropriation
Subcommittee members to participate in a budget balancing exercise with the
goal of reducing our state budget by a targeted 15 percent in response to a
projected $4.6 billion shortfall in the coming fiscal year.  This exercise
enjoyed bi-partisan support, provided valuable feedback and helped
illuminate for many Members the complexity and the significance of the
funding decisions House Members must make. Today, the Office of Public
Information is proud to announce Speaker Cannon has invited all Floridians
to participate in this important exercise. 

Tomorrow morning, the Office of Public Information will announce the
creation of a new webpage on the Florida House of Representatives homepage
called "Build Your Own Budget
d_your_own_budget.htm> ."  The page is operational now for your review. 

Through the Build Your Own Budget page, the public will be invited to engage
in the exact same exercise as House Members using the same Subcommittee
budget spreadsheets Members reviewed just weeks ago (available for
download).  Participants will be encouraged to try their hand at balancing
Florida's budget and to share their results with their respective Members. 

We encourage all House Members and staff to engage the public in this
exercise and we look forward to reporting about its success.

Thank you.

Representative John Legg

Speaker pro tempore

Office of Public Information



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