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Senate Democrats: Vacation, all I ever wanted

To hear Senate Democrats tell it, students are not the only ones who should be getting a week off this spring.

Senate minority leader Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, said he has asked that all meetings next week be cancelled because of the Judeo-Christian holidays.

“But in order to do that we are going to have to do a lot of work this week,” he told lawmakers during a caucus meeting this morning.

Passover begins Tuesday and the Easter weekend starts Friday, making it difficult for lawmakers to both spend time with their families and travel to Tallahassee, senators argued.

“Ain’t no need coming up for one day,” Lawson said.

The news was greeted with cries of “thank you.”

“Oh, that would be great,” chimed in Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood.

Sen. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, added: “If it’s the will that we be up here Wednesday and Thursday, we'll do it, but obviously, in previous years, we've had the whole week off.”

But Democrats shouldn’t break out their Snuggies and aim for the sofa just yet.

Senate President Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, said the workweek has not been cancelled.