The annual squabble between the House and Senate over the Florida budget is well underway amid secret talks, personality conflicts and policies affecting everything from school kids to criminals.
On Monday, Senate budget chief JD Alexander expressed exasperation over the negotiating tactics of House Speaker Dean Cannon, whose chamber refused to respond to a budget offer that Alexander made Thursday evening.
"I personally walked it over. And we've heard nothing," Alexander said. "He refuses to deal with me."
Alexander said it’s all resolvable. But Cannon or House Appropriations Chairwoman Denise Grimsley need to at least call him back. Here’s what he offered: