| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:21 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Inking a $75 billion spending plan for Florida government will require some last-minute trading over wetlands, springs, Everglades, lakes and other water-related hometown projects.
With legislative budget negotiators closing in on...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Everyone can enjoy free entry at national and Florida state parks to celebrate Veterans Day, observed Monday, Nov. 11.
Florida state parks: Fees are waived on Monday for everyone. Find a South Florida state park along with addresses and hours.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:07 AM
The proposed property tax rate for the South Florida Water Management District drops for the second year in a row despite rising costs for Everglades restoration.
The district board Thursday evening gave initial approval to a $619 million budget for the...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:11 PM
An Everglades restoration plan unexpectedly sidelined last month will get a second look on May 23, federal officials announced Wednesday.
The Central Everglades plan is a $2 billion project to get more Lake Okeechobee water flowing south to help...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Frustrated with the slow pace of repairs to Lake Okeechobee’s troubled dike, Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelly Vana issued a personal warning to the federal agency charged with fixing the leaky, 70-year-old structure.
“If our people ever...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Work to fix Lake Okeechobee’s troubled dike remains a national priority, the Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to Palm Beach County officials worried about the flooding risk and the slow pace of construction.
The 70-year-old, earthen dike...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Even the self-described “Best of Everything” sometimes needs an update, according to Palm Beach County tourism boosters.
The county is tweaking its “Best of Everything” mantra under a new tourism advertising approach unveiled...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:13 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers completed their wrench-work on a $75 billion budget which boosts spending on classrooms and steers $171 million into trying to clean up pollution-wrecked waterways.
House and Senate budget-writers had been wrangling...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 1:14 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers trying to divide $1.3 billion in surplus cash haggled through the weekend over hometown water and education projects, health-care needs and hundreds of other dueling spending priorities.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:46 PM
TALLAHASSEE – The chairman of a Senate panel studying the Indian River Lagoon and South Florida waters wants to strip the federal government of the power to decide when to pump polluted waters out of Lake Okeechobee.
Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:10 PM
TALLAHASSEE — An influential state lawmaker says he is tired of his community being treated as the “septic tank” for Orlando and is pressing for more money to deal with damages from polluted waters flowing out of the rain-swollen Lake...