Space industry gets virtually nothing from Florida Legislature, Orlando Sentinel
"For the first time in recent memory, backers of Florida's space industry walked away from the two-month legislative session utterly empty-handed.
With NASA already making the first of at least 3,500 layoffs and as many as 10,000 at Kennedy Space Center, the Legislature failed to pass a single space-related bill by the end of regular business last week. And lawmakers devoted no new money to averting the economic calamity that will strike when the space shuttle is mothballed."
Editor's note: Ok, the economy is bad and unemployment in Florida has reached 9.5%, but one wonders why Space Florida couldn't achieve much of anything other than being mired in controversy.