“Change” election means little difference for Democrats in Tallahassee

With lawmakers set to reconvene Tuesday for a one-day organization session, Democrats remain mired in deep minority status in the state House and Senate.

Budget cuts are on the table for the coming year, along with possibly major changes in education and health care policy.

But Democrats, who dominate the Palm Beach County delegation in Tallahassee, can’t do much to affect policies advanced by ruling Republicans, including Senate President-designate Joe Negron, R-Stuart, whose district includes a piece of north county.

“Our voice is all we really have,” said House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz of Tampa.

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