State Representative Leonard Bembry, D-Greenville, visited Cedar Key last week and commented on the recently passed state budget.
“What concerns me with the whole budget is taking $3.5 billion of stimulus money to balance the budget,” Bembry said. “Taking one-time money to borrow your way out of debt doesn’t work.”
Bembry said he finds Florida’s finances worrisome.
“Our debt has doubled since 2002 – the amount of bonding has doubled,” Bembry said. “And our revenue has decreased by 25 percent.”