Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Florida’s Water and Land Legacy Inc.

Arthenia Joyner filing budget amendment to boost land-buying

in Top Headlines by

State Sen. Arthenia Joyner of Tampa, the Senate Democratic leader, is filing a budget amendment to redirect $80 million toward the Florida Forever land-buying program and away from other purposes she said are not consistent with Amendment 1. Approved by 75 percent of voters in November, Amendment 1 is supposed to direct $742 million toward water and land conservation programs in the 2015-16 state budget. The Senate budget bill filed Friday provides $2 million for Florida Forever along with $20…

Keep Reading

Ad campaign from AIF’s water coalition is ‘confusing,’ Audubon’s Eric Draper says

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

An Associated Industries of Florida advertising campaign criticizing “special interests” who want Amendment 1 funding for their “pet projects” is confusing, Audubon Florida’s Eric Draper said Monday. Amendment 1 will provide $757 million for water and land conservation programs in fiscal year 2015-16. Approval by 75 percent of voters in November led quickly to debate over whether funding was intended strictly for land conservation or whether sewage treatment and other water projects are eligible. Associated Industries of Florida, through its…

Keep Reading

Go to Top