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Bruce Ritchie: When is a water project justified – or just legislative pork?

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When he signed the 2014-15 state budget on Monday, Gov. Rick Scott decided not to veto $88.5 million in local water projects. The governor had vetoed more than $50 million in water projects during his previous three budget signings. Some supporters of environmental programs say the water projects need to go through a better review. “Pork” generally describes budget items that are meant to please voters in specific districts. Scott met with reporters in Pensacola only briefly after signing the…

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