TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The full 40-member Florida Senate is
getting briefed on the state's declining revenues and its $2.14 billion budget deficit.
Senators will gather Wednesday in a large committee room for the unusual meeting on the state's financial predicament.
State economists last month reduced their general revenue estimates for the current year by $1.4 billion and for next year by $2.3 billion.
The new figures reflect the worsening condition of state, national and global economies since their last forecast just three months earlier.
After Wednesday's briefing, a select committee looking for ways to boost the state's economy and balance the budget will hold its first meeting.