Articles in Category: 'Eric Draper'

By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 21, 2013 3:55 AM
 

How is it Bill Nelson comes to Martin County with empty pockets and empty promises and gets a hero's welcome, but Gov. Rick Scott flies in with $40 million to help solve the polluted St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon (added to the $20 million from last year) and he virtually gets mooned by the local press?

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 15, 2013 3:55 AM

Want a blatant example of fuzzy math? It's right here with ringing clarity in the outlandish proposed constitutional amendment known as Florida's Land and Legacy.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 9, 2012 3:05 AM

Just when you think Florida environmentalists can't get any further out in left field, they go and drop back against the wall. I'm talking about their latest plan to budget their causes by ballot initiative. 
 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: February 13, 2011 12:01 AM
Gov. Rick Scott toured the state Department of Environmental Protection offices Friday and emerged with a book on Florida parks and a vow not to close any of them.
 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: January 8, 2011 3:55 AM

Rick Scott dropped the "elect" from his title this week, becoming the 45th governor of Florida and immediately getting to work, as he promised to do during his campaign – repeatedly.

 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: January 3, 2011 6:19 PM
 

Gov.-elect Rick Scott picked the director of a Jacksonville shipyard on Monday to run his Department of Environmental Protection, turning to an unconventional source for the state’s top natural resources watchdog.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 8, 2010 4:05 AM

The Florida House will tackle one of the chief problems impacting the Sunshine State with the creation Tuesday of a select committee to handle the often contentious issue of water management.

 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: December 6, 2010 4:05 AM

Bottled water could get a few cents more expensive in Florida under a proposed surcharge to pay for environmental cleanup work.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: April 27, 2010 12:04 AM

Leaders of planning and environmental groups from across the state met at the steps of the Old Capitol on Monday in a last-minute effort to push the House to reauthorize the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The DCA manages growth and development and land use across the state. 

 
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