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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.

Kissimmee River Nearly Back to Historic Conditions

May 18, 2017 - 6:00am
The completed backfilling of the MacArthur Ditch section of the Kissimmee River

A crucial undertaking generations in the making, the Kissimmee River Restoration Project is now within sight of the finish line.

Florida Voices: Robert Mueller Named Special Counsel to Investigate Russia's Role in 2016 Elections

May 18, 2017 - 7:15am

On Wednesday,  U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein named former FBI director Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel to investigate Russia’s role in 2016 presidential election. Here are some of the reactions from the Florida congressional delegation:

Cargo and Cruise Continue to Grow at Florida Seaports

Lawmakers Complete 2017 Broad-Based Tax Relief Package

May 9, 2017 - 6:00am

Florida's promised 2017 tax relief package, House Bill 7109, Taxation, passed the Senate at the 11th hour Monday, with Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland taking the lead role.

So Far, So Smooth for Budget Allocation Process

April 27, 2017 - 2:45pm
Joe Negron and Richard Corcoran

Dissension? None here, say Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran. The two chamber leaders issued joint statements Thursday as they agreed to allocations totaling a near $83 billion state budget for fiscal 2017-2018.

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