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One year after Florida’s $197 million land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp., the 26,800 acres of farmland that was supposed to mean a new direction for Everglades restoration remains citrus groves and sugar cane. The South Florida Water Management...
Florida needs to do more to address polluting phosphorus flowing into the northern reaches of the Everglades, but shouldn’t face punishment for not yet meeting clean-up thresholds, according to a federal court ruling released Friday. U.S....
South Florida Sun-SentinelTack on another $12 million to the taxpayers' tab for the cost of a massive, unfinished reservoir rendered obsolete by a proposed half-billion-dollar Everglades-restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. A suggested $12 million settlement to terminate...
Tags: Everglades, Finance, State Budgets, Florida, Contracts
In the 1960s and '70s, Lee Tiger performed with Steve Winwood, the Allman Brothers and other rock legends. Tiger says he was able to avoid the hard drugs that destroyed so many other musicians of the era, although he admits he was no angel, and remains...
South Florida water managers on Friday opted not to use what was likely their last chance to back out of a $197 million Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. After more than two years of legal fights and financial problems, the South...
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...
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsTea Party activists who preach fiscal responsibility are willing to sacrifice $10 million of South Florida taxpayers??? money to try to scrap a $197 million Everglades restoration land deal. Tea Party protests failed to stop the South Florida Water...
Tags: Everglades, State Budgets, Florida, Politics, Water Restrictions
South Florida Sun SentinelOpponents to a half-billion-dollar Everglades land buy Thursday called for a judge to kill the deal they say sprang from political pressure applied by Gov. Charlie Crist and survived "misrepresentations" by South Florida water managers. Months of on-...
South Florida Sun-SentinelA judge's ruling Wednesday kept alive Gov. Charlie Crist's bid for a half-billion-dollar Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. But Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Donald Hafele struck down the proposal to borrow as much as $2.2...
South Florida Sun-SentinelOpponents to an Everglades land deal have stepped up their attacks on a plan they say costs taxpayers too much and threatens to set back environmental restoration. Critics of the $536 million deal are waging a legal battle to derail Gov. Charlie Crist'...
The latest sequel of "Honey, I Shrunk the Everglades Plan" premiered last week to rave reviews. It was the most entertaining installment yet. As you may recall, Charlie Crist announced his original "I Saved the Everglades" plan back in June 2008. He...
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsThe Florida Supreme Court on Monday announced that on April 7 it would hear the legal challenge to Gov. Charlie Crist???s pending $536 million Everglades restoration land deal. The land deal, first proposed in June 2008, calls for South Florida......
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