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Lake Okeechobee

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  • Rooney steps down from water district before big land deal decision

     
    State House candidate Patrick Rooney Jr. has resigned his seat on the South Florida Water Management District board ??? avoiding a potentially controversial decision on a proposed $536 million Everglades restoration land deal. Rooney since 2007...
  • Rick Scott gets rough reception at Tea Party protest over Crist's Everglades land deal

     
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott Thursday spoke out against a proposed $197-million Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. ??? and ended up in the midst of a Tea Party spat over the governor???s race. Scott was nearly drowned....
  • Annual lament: Let's split into two Floridas

     
    Sigh, here we go again. The Legislature has approved student-led "inspirational messages" (euphemism for prayer) at school events, is trying to make it harder for women to get abortions and has shot down full-blown resort casinos in South Florida. In........
  • Palm Beach County rolls out legislative to-do list

     
    Just 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...
  • Quick hits: Crist takes right turn, Lake O drain on tap?

     
    Gotta write quick, doing a TV taping today for Issues on WPBT-Ch. 2 in Fort Lauderdale/Miami. I???ll be talking about the Broward primary results and glitches. You can catch the show tonight at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday at 12:30 p.m.......
  • Courtroom Drama Over Crist's Everglades Land Deal

     
    The 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...
  • Obama 'bullied a lot?' - no slam dunks

     
    by 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......
  • Dueling polls, differing results on Everglades deal

     
    Opponents 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...
  • Everglades advocates raise concerns about Palm Beach County Commission

     
    Everglades advocates are increasingly pointing to the Palm Beach County Commission as an impediment to restoring South Florida???s famed River of Grass. They blame development decisions by the County Commission in recent years for threatening to get in...
  • Crist picks South Florida water managers

     
    Gov. Charlie Crist Wednesday reappointed Broward County???s representative to the South Florida Water Management District board and added two new faces to help direct the agency that guards against flooding, protects drinking water supplies and leads...
  • Everglades land deal prompts conflict questions on water board

     
    Thursday???s high-stakes vote on the fate of Gov. Charlie Crist???s $536 million land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. raised potential conflict of interest issues with differing results. The board of the South Florida Water Management District on Thursday...
  • Crist keeps pushing for U.S. Sugar land deal

     
    Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday toured the St. Lucie River to keep up his sales pitch for a $536 million Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. The governor proposes buying 73,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee......