| Mar 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
One day into Florida’s legislative session, environmentalists and Big Sugar are already squaring off over proposed changes to Everglades restoration requirements.
Audubon of Florida Wednesday was rallying opposition to measures that the...
| Feb 15, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — Companies, interest-groups and local governments paid $123 million to lobby the Florida Legislature last year, led by phone giant AT&T, Malaysian casino giant Genting, U.S. Sugar Corp., and an Oklahoma-based Internet sweepstakes cafe...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:17 PM
The last vacancy on the South Florida Water Management District Board was filled Thursday when Juan Portuondo of Key Biscayne was sworn in to represent Miami-Dade County.
Portuondo became Gov. Rick Scott’s sixth appointee to the nine-member board...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Environmental groups are raising concerns about looming budget cuts at the South Florida agency that leads Everglades restoration.
Potential cutbacks unveiled Thursday by the South Florida Water Management District include selling off public land,...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Frustrated with stalled Everglades restoration, Palm Beach County Commission Chairwoman Karen Marcus contends that federal and state officials lack the "courage" to get it done.
One year ago, Palm Beach County imposed a moratorium on new rock mines...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:29 PM
Layoffs, delaying construction projects and selling off public land are among the budget-cutting options being considered by the state agency charged with leading Everglades restoration.
After years of criticism for excess spending, the South Florida...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:42 PM
Talk about rubbing it in.
Gov. Rick Scott drew the ire of environmental groups Wednesday when he came to the South Florida Water Management District to celebrate slashing the budget of the agency that leads Everglades restoration.
Wednesday morning at...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 8:35 AM
One year after Florida’s $197 million land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp., the 26,800 acres of farmland that was supposed to mean a new direction for Everglades restoration remains citrus groves and sugar cane.
The South Florida Water Management...
| Feb 9, 2011
Gov. Rick Scott???s proposed state budget cuts could cost the South Florida Water Management District $100 million, which district officials say would force significant changes at the agency that oversees flood control, water supply and Everglades...
| Feb 10, 2011
A new governor means a changing of the guard could be on the way for the South Florida Water Management District. The four-year-term of District Chairman Eric Buermann expires in March. As chairman, Buermann leads the nine-member board that oversees......
| May 17, 2011
TALLAHASSEE — Utility and phone companies, a casino billionaire, Big Sugar, and discount cigarette makers all helped pour $55.1 million into fees to lobby Florida lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott’s administration over the first three months of...