|Published:||Jul 19, 2010 7:26 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 19, 2010 4:25 PM EDT|
State lawmakers are gearing up for a short stay in Tallahassee. Tomorrow’s Special Session is scheduled to last four days, but legislative leaders, feuding with the governor, could use Tuesday to blast the governor, then go home.
Governor Charlie Crist is asking lawmakers to let voters decide if a constitutional offshore drilling ban is needed. But as soon as the special session call came down from the governor’s office… the gloves came off.
Republican legislative leaders are accusing Crist of political grandstanding, because the state already has a drilling ban and the issue doesn’t help people suffering from the BP spill. They’re threatening to go home early. Democrats hope they don’t.
Not all Republican lawmakers are going along with leaderships plan. State Senator Paula Dockery is one of several members asking her party to give the constitutional ban a fair shake.