Tallahassee Senator is Optimistic New Hurricane Funding Bill Will Pass

A Tallahassee Senator believes his latest move will make a hurricane relief bill more likely to pass. Senator Bill Montford yesterday changed a relief bill by removing the original dollar amount, to the tune of $315 million, that was originally requested. He says removing the request would increase the chances for lawmakers to negotiate a dollar amount that could potentially be even higher. Meanwhile, a rally for more relief funding will be held today in Tallahassee. Victims of Hurricane Michael are traveling from the Panhandle to the Capitol, to demand more emergency relief. The group called "Michael's Angels" will rally in the Capitol Courtyard this morning and ask lawmakers to support disaster assistance. Many storm survivors say they feel ignored since the hurricane leveled parts of the panhandle.

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