TALLAHASSEE — If the state government shuts down July 1, street lights will go dark, teachers will go unpaid and the state will stop monitoring privately owned prisons.
At the request of Gov. Rick Scott, state agency heads spelled out some of the ways Floridians would be affected if lawmakers can’t agree on a budget by June 30. Gov. Rick Scott requested the reports, which show that the state would stop building roads and bridges and that responses to emergencies could be affected in the middle of hurricane season.
So far, no one is predicting it will come to that.
The Florida Senate and House are meeting in a special session starting June 1 with the predominant goal of breaking a stalemate over health care spending and adopting a budget for the pending fiscal year.