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Rick Scott orders inquiry into storm-related sewage spills

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Sewage systems overflowed across Florida because of Hurricane Matthew, and Gov. Rick Scott has ordered the Department of Environmental Protection to find out how to prevent it from happening again. “Florida is famous for our pristine environment, world-class beaches, and award-winning state parks,” Scott said Wednesday in a press release. “We must do all we can to protect our natural resources to ensure everyone in our state has access to clean and safe water.” Scott’s office said the department would…

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Joe Henderson: St. Pete’s stinky mess, sewage and politics

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is angry — MAD, I tell you! — that Gov. Rick Scott is playing politics just because the city’s streets and waterways were covered in sewage following Hurricane Hermine. Um, Mr. Mayor? I suspect you already know this, but you have a lot bigger problems than the Republican governor of the state turning a major mess in the city controlled by a Democratic mayor (that’s you, sir) into political capital. Of course, politics will be…

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Pinellas Commission to form sewer, wastewater task force

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Pinellas County commissioners agreed Wednesday to form a countywide task force to work together on sewer and stormwater management issues. The panel would be comprised of Pinellas County, 13 municipalities that have their own sewer systems, and three private systems. “I believe the coming together of our partners can lay the groundwork for better reaction to emergencies, improving our infrastructure, and ultimately providing better services for our citizens,” Commissioner Charlie Justice wrote in a memo proposing the task force. It…

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Students, educators tell Charlie Crist higher education comes with high price tag

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The high cost of a college education was the main issue during a roundtable conversation Friday with Charlie Crist. “It’s clear to me … that one of the biggest issues is the cost factor,” Crist said. “Many look at higher education as a necessity, but it’s being charged as a luxury.” The roundtable, the latest in Crist’s “listening tour,” brought together educators, students and graduates to discuss issues facing those who seek undergraduate and graduate degrees. And while the cost…

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