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AIF H2O coalition: Florida leaders embracing water policy bill

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The Associated Industries of Florida’s affiliated H2O Coalition reaffirmed its support Thursday of a new comprehensive water policy bill that would make industry standards, rather than state-set regulations, the norm in efforts to reduce harmful runoff and increase water quality. The pro-business group marshaled a slate of endorsements for the bill from business, government, and environmental leaders who favor HB 7005 by Rep. Matt Caldwell, currently working its way through committee with approval from both chambers. AIF President & CEO Tom Feeney said the bill…

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Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief begins term as Florida Association of Counties President

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Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief has begun her term as the first African-American female president of the Florida Association of Counties. Sharief was sworn in at a Thursday luncheon ceremony during the 2015 FAC Annual Conference and Educational Exposition in St. Johns County. Sharief is the first black female president to serve in the nonprofit association’s 85-year history. “Counties are the backbone of this great state,” Sharief said in a statement. “Every county, whether they are large or small, must…

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