|Published:||Aug 19, 2010 8:13 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 19, 2010 5:13 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Senate President Jeff Atwater says he'll be disappointed if a special legislative session on Florida's response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill isn't held "at the earliest possible date."
Atwater made that statement Thursday in a letter to his Senate colleagues. He added that he's waiting for a decision from House Speaker Larry Cretul that probably won't come until after Aug. 31.
That's when Cretul is expected to receive a final report from leaders of several working groups he appointed to study potential legislation.
Some options being studied include tougher pollution laws and tax breaks for property owners affected by the spill.
Atwater also has ordered a similar review by a Senate panel.
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