Crist not getting much pressure from Speaker Cretul on teacher billby Dara Kam | April 9th, 2010
Gov. Charlie Crist said he’s being leaned on more heavily about the sweeping teacher pay reforms now on his desk or veto than on any other issue since he took office three years ago.
But caught in the hallway on his way out of the Capitol this afternoon, House Speaker Larry Cretul didn’t have much to say about the measure (SB 6).
When asked what he would tell the governor to try to convince him to sign it into law, Cretul said simply: “It’s a good bill.”
“Yes it is. Sixty-six people thought it was a good bill,” Cretul said.
Oops. Democratic members nearby corrected the leader. The final vote was 64-55.
“Well, I’m working it,” Cretul said.
Maybe the Ocala Republican was more tired than taciturn.
Cretul was at the podium through much of the eight-hour debate on the measure that dragged on until just before 2:30 a.m. this morning.