Everglades restoration bill passes first committee

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Today, the State Affairs committee passed a committee bill sponsored by Representative Matt Caldwell that supporters argue will have a substantial positive impact on Everglades restoration. 

The legislation will align Florida statutes with a restoration plan formulated by an agreement between the State and federal officials. Updating state law to mirror the strategies of the agreed upon plan will ensure the important work of restoring the Everglades ecosystem continues to yield successful results. 

“The good news, as stakeholders agree, is that our restoration plans have been working—now we need to finish the job. This bill and the plan developed by our state and federal officials will get that job done,” said Rep. Caldwell.

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