After listening to Palm Beach County leaders ask for more state money for beach restoration, flood control and higher education and for a sales tax on Internet purchases, Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, offered some simple advice Wednesday.
“I would suggest to you, be cautious, lower your expectations and let’s watch and see what happens to the variables we cannot control. You may not have wanted to hear that, but that is the message,” Gaetz told a room jammed with about 40 political, business, civic and union leaders who trekked to the Capitol for the annual lobbying blitz by Florida’s third-largest county.
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