Senate President Andy Gardiner isn't the only one asking the Florida House to come back and finish the Legislative session.
The group who sponsored the environmental ballot measure that was supposed to steer more money next year into preservation and conservation is also getting on the House's case.
Florida Water and Land Legacy, the sponsor committee of Amendment 1, urged the House to "finish the job" in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon.
Here's the release:
This week the Florida House of Representative adjourned for the 2015 session without passing a state budget, leaving the spending for conservation mandated under Amendment 1 in jeopardy.
Florida voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment, by 75 percent. The current House and Senate budgets allocate only $8 - $10 million for the acquisition of parks and wildlife habitat under Florida Forever out of the $750 million available to be spent in Amendment 1’s first year. Important natural areas have been languishing on the Florida Forever priority list since 2009 without funding.