Tag: algae blooms
Ron DeSantis cuts Okaloosa County $3.2 million for improvements to the Shoal River Ranch industrial site.

Scott PowersNovember 26, 2018
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Orange County Democrats flipped three seats in the Florida House and, as state Reps. Geraldine Thompson, Anna Eskamani and Joy Goff-Marcil make their debuts, they’re looking for practical starts. On Nov. 6, the three Democrats flipped the partisan strength of Orange County’s delegation from five Republicans and four Democrats, to seven Democrats and two Republicans. Thompson has been […]

Danny McAuliffeOctober 22, 2018
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The political arm of Florida Conservation Voters is spending nearly $500,000 on digital advertising to back Andrew Gillum, the Democratic option for Governor this fall. The news comes a week after Gillum’s Republican opponent Ron DeSantis scored a coveted endorsement from the Everglades Trust — support that could convince undecided voters that DeSantis is the […]

Ryan NicolOctober 15, 2018
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Democratic candidate Lauren Baer is out with a new campaign ad arguing she’s the best candidate to address environmental issues in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. The ad, titled “Clear,” tackles the recent algae blooms in particular. Baer argues incumbent U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, a Republican, hasn’t done enough to stop the spread of those blooms […]

Scott PowersAugust 27, 2018
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A Democratic political action committee is launching a $2.9 million, statewide television campaign aimed at convincing Floridians that the red tides and algae blooms are all Republican Gov. Rick Scott‘s doing. Majority Forward’s new commercial, “Mess,” shows harrowing video of dead fish, dead manatees, fouled waters and beaches, and ill beachgoers while laying out a […]

Ryan NicolJuly 10, 2018
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Yet another statewide Republican candidate — attorney general hopeful Frank White — is hammering environmental advocacy group Bullsugar over its questionnaire regarding Florida’s algae bloom problem. The questionnaire is highly critical of the sugar industry, including questions such as “Do you agree that your campaign will be sugar-free, accepting no contributions from any source with ties to […]


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