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  • Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night

    Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night
    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. The Republican-controlled...
  • Port Everglades gets good news from Florida Senate money chairman

    Port Everglades gets good news from Florida Senate money chairman
    One of Broward’s top priorities – money for expansion at Port Everglades – is likely to fare well in the annual legislative session that begins Tuesday. That was the message delivered by state Sen. Joe Negron this week to Broward Days,...
  • State lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup

    State lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup
    Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades. But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
  • Negron wants state takeover of Lake O discharges

    Negron wants state takeover of Lake O discharges
    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...
  • Powerful senator calls his community the 'septic system' for Orlando

    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...
  • Weatherford: No big water policy this year

    Weatherford: No big water policy this year
     TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...
  • Five fabulous Florida campgrounds for kids new to camping

    Five fabulous Florida campgrounds for kids new to camping
    Camping can be a road trip or a commando course, a sizzling theme park or a pup tent under the trees. Many Florida parents take children camping from Day One. Others are new to the campground scene. If your children are ready to graduate from a play...
  • UPDATED - Multimedia time-lapse: Scenes From Sebastian

    UPDATED - Multimedia time-lapse: Scenes From Sebastian
    Here'sthe most surprising fact you might not know about Sebastian Inlet, the fishing and surfing mecca located at Brevard county's southern tip: It's man-made. For 50 years, starting in 1872, repeated failed attempts were made to cut an opening connecting...
  • Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University

    Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
    Last week: Governor Scott is asking Florida businesses the best way to return taxes to residents and fuel further economic growth. Eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases. Invest in the reform of the homeowner’s insurance market. Target and...
  • Antonio Fins, executive director, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

    Antonio Fins, executive director, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
    Last week: Kudos to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for their unanimous vote on Thursday to ban an abusive fishing practice. In a 7-0 tally, the FWC prohibited the use of the infamous “Boca Grand jig,” a decidedly...
  • Maria Sachs, senator, Florida

    Maria Sachs, senator, Florida
    Last week: Crisis in Syria; crisis of affordable healthcare; budget crisis; education crisis. We go from crisis to crisis yet the real crisis is a lack of trust in our elected officials. Let’s stop the political name-calling and prioritize America&...