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Letter from 60 Water Policy Experts: Stay the Everglades Restoration Course

January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
Henry Dean

Gov. Rick Scott will have a front-row seat in what has become -- overnight, apparently -- the battle of the Everglades experts.

Judge Blocks Trump Deportation Order; Big Shows of Support for Detainees

January 29, 2017 - 7:45am
Protesters at Tampa International Airport

A federal judge in New York handed Donald Trump his first loss as president, granting an ACLU request to stay deportations of people detained on entry to the United States as a result of Trump's executive order.

Florida Bay: Bad Science Warning; Making AAF Pay for Safety

January 28, 2017 - 6:00am

This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.

Miami-Dade Mayor Gimenez: I Will 'Fully Cooperate' with Trump's Sanctuary City Crackdown

January 27, 2017 - 11:45am
Carlos Gimenez

Republican Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez won't join Democratic mayors in other sanctuary cities and counties. He has ordered Miami-Dade jails to "fully cooperate" with President Donald Trump's crackdown on cities that turn a blind eye to undocumented immigrants.

Wouldn't You Know It? Florida is the Genesis of the Trump Voter Fraud Story

January 27, 2017 - 6:00am
Donald Trump and Bernhard Langer

Where did President Donald Trump get the idea that "between 3 and 5 million 'illegals' voted for Hillary Clinton"?

Arm-Twisting Time: Negron's Suspect Reservoir Bill Filed

January 26, 2017 - 4:15pm
Joe Negron and Rob Bradley

Apparently the fact-finding is over. And why not? Who needs an informed Senate on a controversial $2.4 billion expression of Big Government when the Senate president has spoken?

More Testimony: 'Cost-Prohibitive' Reservoir Won't Halt Coasts' Algae

January 26, 2017 - 6:00am
Ernie Barnett

You want a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee? Look at the $3 million study completed for the Central Everglades Plan, Ernie Barnett told senators Wednesday.

Negron's 'Other Constituents' Will Give Him a Fight on Lake O's South Reservoir Plan

January 24, 2017 - 6:00am

Senate President Joe Negron is dead-set on spending $2.4 billion for reservoir land south of Lake Okeechobee. But he might be ready to tweak his original plan, considering the outroar coming from his other constituents -- the so-far-less-vocal folks in the western portion of his redrawn district.

Jon Steverson Resigns as FDEP Secretary

January 21, 2017 - 7:15am
Jon Steverson addresses the St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management district boards

Jon Steverson, secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection since December 2014, resigned his position Friday, effective Feb. 3.

Peter Schorsch: Saving Charlie from Mean, Old SSN; Boom! 'Global Warming' Gone

January 21, 2017 - 6:00am

This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.

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