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SFWMD Wins One for Florida against Activists' Water Lawsuit

June 23, 2017 - 6:00am
The Caloosahatchee River

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) this week scored a crucial legal victory to protect the right to representation in lawsuits that will impact the use of water in South Florida.

Florida Voices React to Senate Proposal to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

June 22, 2017 - 5:15pm
Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, Neal Dunn and Val Demings

Florida politicians weighed in on the U.S. Senate’s new proposal to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s signature healthcare bill.

Vero Beach High School Drops Assault on Student’s Free Speech Rights

June 21, 2017 - 5:30pm
Vero Beach High School

Following a warning letter from Pacific Legal Foundation, officials at Vero Beach High School and the Indian River County School Board have finally withdrawn all punishment of student J.P. Krause, a rising senior they unlawfully penalized for the “offense” of delivering a tongue-in-cheek speech in his successful candidacy for student body president.

Abuses Force Citizens' to Increase Rates in 3 South Florida Counties

June 20, 2017 - 12:45pm

Citizens’ Board of Governors approved recommended rates and policy changes for 2018 on Tuesday -- all of them "reflecting rising nonweather water losses, assignment of benefits abuse and out-of-control litigation that, left unchecked, will force rate hikes for years to come." 

Florida Voices React to Shooting of Congressman in Alexandria

June 14, 2017 - 9:30am
Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Steve Scalise, Charlie Crist and Ted Deutch

Florida politicians in Washington, D.C. offered words of condolence after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in Alexandria, Virginia early Wednesday morning.

SFWMD Moves Forward on Deep Wells to Avoid Lake O Discharges

SFWMD Board Approves Public Access, Recreational Use for Everglades Reservoir

June 8, 2017 - 6:00pm
15,000-acre A-1 FEB, is located west of U.S. 27 in western Palm Beach"

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board on Thursday approved public access to one of its major Everglades restoration projects, the A-1 Flow Equalization Basin (FEB). After the meeting, the District said the action adds thousands of additional recreation acres in western Palm Beach County, where residents and visitors can enjoy the outdoors.

Rick Scott, Legislative Leaders Set Special Session for Next Week

June 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Rick Scott and Richard Corcoran

Gov. Rick Scott and the leaders of the Florida Legislature have reached an agreement on funding economic development efforts and education, leading to a special legislative session set for next week. 

Farmers: Property Values Rise in 'Algae Counties,' Despite Everglades Foundation's Tale of Woe

June 1, 2017 - 8:00am
Sailfish Point in Martin County

Glades farmers said they rejoice along with coastal residents after seeing news reports Wednesday from both Fort Myers and Stuart showing property values in those algae-affected communities increased during 2016.

Florida Voices React to Manchester Terrorist Attack

May 23, 2017 - 10:30am
Donald Trump, Rick Scott, Andrew Gillum, Charlie Crist and Vern Buchanan

Florida politicians reached out to offer words of support Monday evening and Tuesday morning after a terrorist attack in Manchester rocked the United Kingdom, leaving 22 dead and 59 injured.

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