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Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsJust before Christmas, Palm Beach County commissioners plan to present lawmakers their growing wish list for state funding. County commissioners meet with local state legislators on Dec. 20 to discuss their requests for the legislative session that begins...
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Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsUsing a complicated formula that factors in humidity, temperatures, dew point and the amount of sweat secreted by the average South Floridian from the time he leaves the house until the car A/C kicks in, the National Weather Service declared......
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsIn the often politically-charged fight over how to divvy up South Florida???s water supply, the West Coast and environmental groups this week moved the needle a little farther their way. The South Florida Water Management District on Thursday agreed to......
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsSheet cake and the ceremonial handing off of deeds for 26,800 acres of farmland marked the celebration Thursday of a newly completed Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. The South Florida Water Management District on Tuesday finalized...
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsAfter South Florida???s record dry October, drought concerns are already ramping up the seemingly annual political fights over how to divvy up Lake Okeechobee???s water. The lake serves as South Florida???s primary backup water supply. This week,...
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsMore money for beaches and state help for a proposed industrial center are among Palm Beach County???s lobbying priorities heading into the spring session of the Florida Legislature. The County Commission on Tuesday meets to finalize its legislative to-do...
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsPalm Beach County plans to keep hiring outside state and federal lobbying teams. On Tuesday approved spending $243,000 on lobbyists from Tallahassee to Washington D.C. The County Commission approved 12-month contract extensions totaling $195,000 for six...
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsA South Florida agricultural company executive on Thursday was chosen to become chairman of the South Florida Water Management District???s shrinking governing board. Joe Collins of Sebring is vice president for Lykes Brothers Inc., which has sugar,...
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsA new governor means a changing of the guard could be on the way for the South Florida Water Management District. The four-year-term of District Chairman Eric Buermann expires in March. As chairman, Buermann leads the nine-member board that oversees......
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsThe months-long legal fight over Gov. Charlie Crist???s blockbuster Everglades land deal finally delivered a ???Law & Order??? moment Thursday during a tense courtroom standoff between South Florida???s top water official and one of Big Sugar???s toughest...
The Swampby Mark Silva Damon Weaver, an 11-year-old sixth grader from rural Pahokee, Fla., worked for some time at getting his "dream" interview with President Barack Obama. "As president, you get bullied a lot,'' Weaver told Obama. "How do you handle......
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsOpponents and supporters of a pending half-billion-dollar Everglades land deal now have dueling poll results to use as ammunition in the political fight over the blockbuster taxpayer-funded transaction. Gov. Charlie Crist proposes paying $536 million to...
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