Institute Says Economic Woes May Turn Around

Tallahassee, FL – According to the institute, the Baby Boom generation will restart Florida's struggling housing market. But that won't happen for at least five years. In the meantime, Florida needs to be prepared to deal with more budget problems. David Denslow is an economics professor at the University of Florida- Gainesville. He co-authored the book version of the 2005 report, Tough Choices .

The Commission heard testimony from the institute, and raised questions of their own. Commissioner Julia Johnson asked about the effects of an increasing minority population and the economic consequences- specifically in the public school system, which is now majority-minority.

Florida's economic future is uncertain, at best. The Commission recommendations are due at the beginning of May. For WFSU-FM, I'm Lynn Hatter.