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Hendry County Commissioner blogs scathing rebuke of Joe Negron Lake O plan

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Longtime Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor published a scathing condemnation Wednesday of incoming Senate President Joe Negron’s plan to buy up farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. In a blog entry for the Huffington Post, Taylor said the proposed $2.4 billion land purchase was “a plan designed to benefit the wealthy at the expense of another proud African-American community.” Negron’s plan involves buying up about 60,000 acres of land south of the lake to store and treat water that later will…

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