TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The full Florida House is holding a rare out-of-session meeting to get another dose of bad financial news.
Representatives will be briefed Wednesday on the state's economic woes including a $2.3 billion budget deficit to set the stage for a special legislative session Jan. 5-16.
The Senate held a similar meeting last week.
House and Senate leaders say lawmakers will focus on budget cuts and trust fund transfers during the special session as they attempt to rebalance the budget.
Budget committees from both chambers also are meeting Wednesday to discuss those options.