Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) today delivered remarks before the Florida Senate marking the Opening Day of the 2014 Legislative Session. President Gaetz’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below.
Every teacher, Senator Legg, Senator Thompson, Senator Bullard, Senator Hukill and even we old superintendents, Senator Montford, we all know what a midterm report means. Senator Detert, Senator Galvano, you know, when you have finished the front nine, it is still a long way to the clubhouse. Senator Gardiner, when you are 5K into that 10K run, it is just as far to go forward and finish as to turn around and go back. Senator Hays was a football player, a linebacker. He knows what half time is. It is the start of the second game. The only question is – do you start that second game ahead or behind. Well, here is the halftime score. With the run half done. Teeing off on the back nine. The midterm grades in the book. The Florida Senate is ahead, way ahead.