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Joe Negron shows himself a statesman, but his land buying plan is untenable

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Sen. Joe Negron’s statesmanlike news conference demonstrated how deeply he cares about water issues. There’s no doubt his plan to buy 60,000 acres south of Lake Okeechobee will be heralded in his hometown, but in all likelihood, the plan will be met with many roadblocks in Tallahassee. In short, the idea is politically untenable, costs too much, and is scientifically unproven. But few things have ever stopped an incoming Senate President from shooting for the stars. First, there was initial sticker shock at…

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