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Session 2010: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

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By James Call

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Tallahassee, FL – Senate President Jeff Atwater was the first to deliver opening day remarks for the 2010 Legislative Session. He wants to reduce regulations as a way to stimulate job creation.

Atwater advised senators to consider that a 3-year-old recession has changed people. He suggested that a shrinking economy has reawakened the values that led people to carve modern Florida out of swampland. He pushed the Senate to pass a jobs bill that he said will unleash the potential of Florida citizens.

"That is how a great nation is built. This session we will pursue reforms that return to the people of Florida the tools they need to move forward."

Atwater wants to pursue legislation reducing regulations for business and provide targeted tax cuts for creating jobs. He said the Senate is intent on providing critical services without jeapordizing the state's financial future. That means building up the state's savings account, which lawmakers have depleted the last two years.