UPDATE: Top House Dem calls GOP transportation budget job-killerby Dara Kam | March 30th, 2010
In a tongue-in-cheek hint of what will likely take place during a budget debate on the floor tomorrow, House Democratic Leader-to-be Ron Saunders filed an amendment on a transportation bill that sweeps nearly $150 million from road projects to fill a $3.2 billion spending gap.
The veteran Key West lawmaker’s amendment renames the transportation bill the “Job Killer Act of 2010.”
Look for Democrats to try to amend the budget mainly in the House but without much success.
As evidence, House Majority Leader Adam Hasner offered his own amendment to counter Saunders’.
Hasner, R-Delray Beach, wants to name the bill (HB 5503) the “Protecting Healthcare and Education Funding Act of 2010.”
The Senate is expected to debate and amend its budget and pass it out so they can cancel session on Thursday and get in a longer Easter weekend.