One species, the Burmese python, is wreaking havoc on the Everglades, and if left alone much longer, it will change the balance of nature in the delicate ecosystem perhaps forever.
The Florida Senate Committee on Education today passed Senate Bill 436 by Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Lady Lake, Religious Expression in Public Schools. Senate President Joe Negron emphasized it Tuesday during his Opening Day speech as a bill he favors.
In the following, Everglades farmers have taken all five items in Senate President Joe Negron's memo of last week to his senators, “Update Regarding Lake Okeechobee Discharges,” and replied to each one. This reply was presented to Negron as an attachment to Monday's letter to him.
On the day before the 2017 Florida Legislature convenes, 57 Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) farmers used the occasion to deliver perhaps the strongest letter of opposition yet to Senate President Joe Negron's plan for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. In both tone and content, the farmers didn't mince words about how and who would be affected by 60,000 acres of farmland taken out of production.
Florida congressmen reacted to President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday evening.
The Senate's comprehensive gaming package, Senate Bill 8, today passed the Committee on Appropriations and is ready to go to the Senate floor when the 2017 legislation begins March 7.
Florida Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart today appointed nine members of Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), four of them from the Treasure Coast.
Sunshine State News reporter Allison Nielsen will participate in a media panel at the Florida Capitol Friday. The panel will be part of Leadership Florida’s “Connect Florida” Connect Day in Tallahassee.
Landowners in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) released a statement Monday saying emphatically they are not willing sellers of their private property to the government under Senate Bill 10.
President-elect Donald Trump waited only about two weeks after he was elected president to unveil his plans for his first 100 days in office, including proposals related to immigration, trade deals and defense policy.