Martinez Vote

Health care and labor advocates are calling on U.S. Senator Mel Martinez to back the economic stimulus package.
Though Martinez says he’s undecided about how he’ll vote.
If the plan passes, Florida could receive as much as 29 billion dollars for roads, schools and health care.

Janette Wynn, the President of the Florida American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, says the labor groups mean business.

“We are for real, and we are going to let them know we elected them, and we expect them to support Florida. With this economy in Florida we can’t afford to have them vote no,” Wynn says.

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on its version of the economic stimulus plan by February 16th.

The groups are asking supporters of the package to call or email Senator Martinez.

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  • by Catherine Brown Location: Miami Gardens, Fl on Feb 3, 2009 at 06:11 AM
    Please vote "Yes" to the stimulus package, my husband lost hi job and our mortgage is 1500.00 a month and my disability check is 1200.00 a moth we are making it by the grace of God. Please help us we are in need!
  • by Robert Location: Obrien on Jan 31, 2009 at 07:08 PM
    Our Repub. Governor Crist is joining many other Repub. Governors wanting the U.S.Senate to pass the legislation so the states can get money to help defer costs. Kinda makes one think that Crist vetoed some things - plannig and hoping federal money would come and even the budget out.
  • by Ed Location: Tallahassee on Jan 31, 2009 at 06:32 AM
    Come on Mel, do something for the people of Florida !
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