Have you stopped to think what will be affected by Charlie Crist’s across the board (read: lazy) budget cuts? Well, a local Jacksonville news station helps to spell it out: public safety programs are at risk.
If the Department of Law Enforcement is forced to make more cuts, two very important programs will be getting axed. They are the Amber Alert program, that helps the FDLE find missing children, and the Sex- Offender registry notifications, which after you sign up for it will notify you if a sex-offender moves into your neighborhood.
My point is this: After two years of across the board budget cuts, there’s not fat left to cut out for agencies like the FDLE. So, with more proposed across the board cuts, Florida is starting to cut out the muscle and the bone, programs that are key to the infrastructure and safety of the state.
I can’t say it enough times: Alex Sink is right, and Florida needs a special session to tackle the budget issues, so that programs critical to state safety aren’t cut.
Sign DraftAlex’s petition to pressure Charlie into calling for a special session now.