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Capitol Reax: Lake Okeechobee water storage reservoir

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The Florida Legislature voted to send a trimmed-down version of a bill (SB 10) to build a water storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. A top priority for Senate President Joe Negron, the bill aims to divert toxic algae discharges from coastal communities. The measure prohibits the state from taking private property to build the reservoir. — “Today is a momentous event. The many voices that came to the table this session – anglers, realtors, business and community leaders, and…

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Email insights: Sugarcane farmers blast Everglades Foundation for ‘fake economics’

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Florida Sugarcane Farmers are the latest group to give its take on the hottest buzzword in American politics – “fake news.” In this case, however, the group – which represents the $3.2 billion-a-year industry and employs more than 12,500 people – is blasting the Everglades Foundation for using “fake economics” and “fake science” to bolster Senate President Joe Negron’s plan to purchase up to 153,000 acres of what they call “job-sustaining farmland.” Florida Sugarcane Farmers A new email from Ardis…

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