Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Flint

Official sides with Georgia over Florida in water lawsuit

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

A judicial official sided with Georgia in a decades-long dispute over water rights with Florida on Tuesday, recommending that the U.S. Supreme Court refuse Florida’s high-stakes request to cap water use by its neighboring state. The dispute focuses on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, covering nearly 20,000 square miles in western Georgia, eastern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. The Chattahoochee and Flint rivers meet at the Georgia-Florida border to form the Apalachicola, which flows into the bay and the Gulf of…

Keep Reading

Senate passes stopgap spending bill with $1.1 billion to fight Zika

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Averting an election-year crisis, the Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus. The House was poised to act on the measure before day’s end. The sweeping 72-26 vote came after top congressional leaders broke through a stalemate over aid to help Flint, Michigan, address its water crisis. Democratic advocates for Flint are now satisfied with Republican assurances that money for Flint…

Keep Reading

Today on Context Florida: Scott’s commissions, commencements, cheaters and secrecy

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

Today on Context Florida: Daniel Tilson wants in on Rick Scott’s new healthcare commission. Poetic justice aside, Tilson believes he is uniquely qualified to help the cause. The cause he’d push to get lots more reasonably intelligent and relevantly experienced everyday people sitting on commissions like this one. Because the more we get folks from all walks of Florida life involved in public policy development, the less that hidden agendas in high-priced suits can control the process. It’s commencement season, but…

Keep Reading

Go to Top