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Leon County Officials Give Legislative Update On Local Priorities

Bob Howard

Leon County business leaders and politicians met early Tuesday to discuss how they’ve fared thus far in the legislative session.

“It’s a push-pull relationship," County Commission Chairman Bryan Desloge says, "there’s a fight between local and state government. You know, what happens is they’ve got the same restraints we do where there is a limited amount of resources and an unlimited amount of need."

Desloge says he’s still pushing for a bill mandating the installation of a call button at gas pumps so the handicapped can seek assistance.

“Now there’s phone numbers on stickers which is what the state is kind of proposing, or you use a cell phone or you beep your horn,” he says.

A post-session meeting will be held Tuesday, May 13th at 7:30 a.m. in the Commission Chambers, located on the fifth floor of the Leon County Courthouse.