Governor Charlie Crist (R-FL) said earlier this week that he would like to learn more about a state legislative proposal that would allow the governor and state cabinet to authorize offshore drilling projects in state waters. Gov. Crist noted that he is "open minded to reviewing" the proposal. Two Republican members of the state cabinet also said they would consider the proposal, although one Democratic official expressed opposition to the timing of the proposal. The Miami Herald offers additional coverage of the issue.