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SFWMD Ready for S. Florida Weather System Deluge

August 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

The South Florida Water Management District has been closely monitoring a tropical low pressure system that could bring above-average rainfall to South Florida starting Tuesday, Aug. 22, and lasting most of the week. 

Python Milestone: 500th Snake Killed in SFWMD Program

August 17, 2017 - 4:30pm

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board's innovative Python Elimination Program hit a major milestone Thursday when hunters bagged their 500th Burmese python in less than five months.

Florida Voices React to Violent Charlottesville White Nationalist Protest

August 12, 2017 - 9:15pm

White nationalists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of a Confederate general on Saturday, but the protest soon spiraled out of control into a violent, chaotic and deadly scene as the day went on. 

Scott's Next Budget: $30 Million in Pay Raises for State Law Enforcement

July 26, 2017 - 5:30pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott announced today he will propose $30 million in pay raises for state law enforcement agencies to use for officer recruitment and retention in his 2018-2019 recommended budget. 

Letter to USDOT: Federal Loan for All Aboard Florida Is Too Risky

July 26, 2017 - 4:15pm
Sebastian train trestle

Indian River and Martin Counties have NOT ended their fight to right the wrongs they say are chugging through government channels -- wrongs that would bring a high-speed rail project through the Treasure Coast at great cost to taxpayers.

SFWMD: Everglades Farmers Score Big Against Phosphorus in 2017

July 13, 2017 - 1:30pm

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) announced Thursday farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) kept their successful streak alive, achieving another year of water-quality improvement -- this one fairly dramatic.

Ed Dean From Sunshine State News Will Appear on CNN's Headline News

July 5, 2017 - 5:45pm
Ed Dean

The No. 1 statewide political radio talk-show host focused on Florida politics, Ed Dean,  a senior editor with Sunshine State News, will be appearing on CNN Headline News at 8 pm EST on Wednesday to talk about a mother who attempted to drive her kids into the ocean. 

DBPR Offers New Site to Open a Business in Florida, Step-by-Step

July 5, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has unveiled the state’s new Business Information Portal, a website designed to help Floridians set up and run a business in the Sunshine State. 

Chris Hart IV Brings His Extensive Government Service to Florida TaxWatch

June 28, 2017 - 4:15pm

Florida TaxWatch has appointed Chris Hart IV, formerly president & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. and as Florida’s secretary of commerce, as its executive vice president.

SFWMD Offers One-Click Tracking of SB 10 Reservoir's Progress

June 26, 2017 - 5:45pm
240,000 acre-foot reservoir in this interactive map

Want to track the progress of the just-approved Everglades reservoir project? The South Florida Water Management District has you covered.



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