|By Aaron Deslatte, Orlando Sentinel|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Despite a budget surplus topping
Gardiner has had the votes from fellow Republicans locked up for more than a year, so the designation ceremony is a formality. And Senate Republicans will follow up that vote Wednesday night with a
But then it's sayonara to the capital city until 2014.
This isn't to suggest that lawmakers don't have many problems to tackle or don't take them seriously enough to interfere with their holiday planning.
In fact, there is policy wrench work going on ahead of the election-year lawmaking session that starts
Last year, it was
That wasn't the case with a mammoth sports-stadium-subsidy package, providing potential tax breaks for the
Weatherford killed that one, too, drawing scorn from the
The speedway bill is back, carried by Sen.
It's tricky in sleepy December to handicap what issues legislators will tackle. It's easier to analyze after the fact, when they've hit the snooze button.
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