"The 2010 session promises to deliver no shortage of surprises and high drama… probably more so than usual given the number of legislators and Cabinet members running for some other office. The business community is hopeful since the underlying goal for most is job creation, but given the state’s precarious financial position, we remain on high alert for proposals that will hinder economic activity and affect our members’ ability to make a profit."
-- Jose L. Gonzalez, vice president, governmental affairs, Associated Industries of Florida, Tallahassee
"You never know what they're going to do. We just know that there's no money."
-- Joe Baird, Indian River County administrator, Vero Beach