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CFO Sink Joins Call to Postpone House Meetings until Monday

12/1/2009

CONTACT: Kyra Jennings or Kevin Cate, (850) 413-2842
  
TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink released the following statement requesting that House Speaker Larry Cretul modify the House Calendar for the upcoming special session, joining the call in a letter sent today from Leaders Franklin Sands and Geraldine Thompson:
 
“Given concerns that substantive House activities will conflict with the annual legislative conference of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, I urge Speaker Cretul to modify the House schedule for the upcoming special session.
 
“As the calendar now stands in the House, many members of our Legislature will be forced to jeopardize their longstanding commitment to host this significant event, or be unable to have their voices heard on such an important issue for Florida.  The House’s current schedule also conflicts with the need to encourage Florida as a national destination for conferences and events, by showing a disregard for the fact that a nationwide conference is being held in our state.
 
“While I strongly support the goals of the upcoming special session to provide a comprehensive plan for rail in Florida and bring commuter rail to Central Florida, I ask Speaker Cretul to modify the House Calendar in order to respect these concerns and allow all members to fully participate in the upcoming special session.”
 
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As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, CFO Alex Sink oversees the Department of Financial Services.  A successful businesswoman with nearly three decades of experience in the private sector, Sink is serving her first term as Florida's CFO.  As CFO, Sink's priorities include using her business experience to cut wasteful government spending, cracking down on financial and insurance fraud and reforming the state government's contracting practices.