Amendment 1

Environmental Groups to press legislators for money to buy land

tcpalm: Florida environmental groups will pressure state legislators in the upcoming special session not only for money to buy land for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee but also for ...

Save Water Today. Have Water Tomorrow.

Toxic Algae's Here Again And it's likely to keep coming. Because the Florida legislature won't buy new land. Amendment 1, approved by 75% of Florida voters, calls for the acquisition ...

Editorial: Treasure Coast Legislative Delegation Complicit in Bad-Water Bill

A bad-water bill is close to becoming law in Tallahassee. Sadly, the legislation appears to have support from several Treasure Coast lawmakers. This is, in a word, egregious. Our elected ...

Your Vote Doesn’t Count

The Guardians of Martin County rolled out two newspaper ads along with a digital media campaign on tcpalm.com and Facebook to alert voters to the hijacking of Amendment 1 money! ...

Martin County Taxpayers Association: State officials appear to have own agenda with Amendment 1

The Florida Senate and House have released their draft budgets. Unfortunately, it appears neither has correctly interpreted the will of voters concerning the use of Amendment 1 funds. While 75 ...

Sen. Negron says he’s trying to get $$ for land buy

tcpalm.com: Sen. Joe Negron said Tuesday he is working to free up state money that could be used to buy sugar land to help move Lake Okeechobee water south and ...

TCPALM.Com: Debate continues over conservation land purchase

TALLAHASSEE — There's money for rural lands, beaches and the Everglades. But as lawmakers prepare to negotiate details of the new state budget, debate continues over whether more money from ...

Editorial: Florida Lawmakers Still Haven’t Gotten Message about Water

By tcpalm.com: Florida lawmakers are halfway through the 2015 legislative session. They still haven’t gotten the message. Treasure Coast residents need to get their attention and compel them to action. ...

State Debate: What’s the best way to police water pollution?

By Tyler Treadway, tcpalm.com Picture this: A Florida state trooper is assigned to catch speeders; but he never uses his radar gun, so he makes no arrests. Just as he’s ...