| May 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 9:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE — The political pollsters, consultants, and direct-mail gurus that entered Rick Scott's campaign orbit last year are reaping the biggest payouts from Republican Party of Florida coffers this year. The party's second-quarter report...
| 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...
| 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 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 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,...
| 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...
| 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...