Posts Tagged ‘Florida Legislature’

Environmental budget negotiations crumble

Environmental budget negotiations crumble; hopes for Florida Forever revived By Isadora Rangel April 29, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — Negotiations on the state’s environmental budget fell apart Saturday after the House offered to ax a proposal to help the Indian River Lagoon and other water restoration projects. Environmentalists, however, see a silver lining in the meltdown. They hope a…

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Legislature Agrees to Fund Lake O Reservoir

Legislature agrees to fund Lake Okeechobee reservoir to curb discharges By Isadora Rangel April 25, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — The state House and Senate reached an unprecedented agreement to pay for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb discharges Tuesday — clearing the first of many hurdles before the proposal can come to fruition.…

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Editorial: House Should Not Water Down SB 10

Florida House should not water down reservoir plan By Sun Sentinel Editorial Board April 20, 2017 The Florida House will hold its first committee vote Monday on the most important environment bill of the legislative session. Ideally, the House will make no changes to the Senate bill. SB 10 would create a reservoir south of…

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Editorial: Negron’s smart next step for the Everglades

By Editorial Board January 11, 2017 Tampa Bay Times There should be no doubt that the Florida Legislature should move forward with a sensible plan to create more water storage space south of Lake Okeechobee to achieve the goals of the multibillion-dollar Everglades cleanup effort. That is critical for easing the dumping of toxic lake…

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Environmental Group Files Suit Against Legislature over Amendment 1

from tcpalm.com State lawmakers misused almost half the money available through a constitutional amendment to conserve land and water, environmental activists claimed in a lawsuit filed Monday. A legal challenge had been expected after the Legislature passed a budget Friday that uses the largest chunk of the $740 million available through Amendment 1 to pay…

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