August 6, 2010 – Capitol News Service’s Whitney Ray reports that legislative leaders may delay a special session to provide relief to gulf coast residents who have lost jobs and money because of the BP oil spill. A session was tentatively scheduled for September, but some high ranking state senators are starting now saying it could be November before they hold a session on helping Floridians hurt by the spill.
When lawmakers met in July for a special session on oil drilling, a vote was taken to go home with the promise to try to come in September, but with the leak capped and the oil disappearing the urgency may start waning.
Carol Dover the President of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association doesn’t want the pain her members are feeling to be forgotten.
“The perception is that if it gets cap then the oil just automatically goes away and all of our problems go away. I have to tell you, in fact, for us now it’s worse,” said Dover.
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