Tag: Everglades Trust
Rick Scott, Carlos Giménez and María Elvira Salazar urge the U.S. to promote freedom and democracy in Latin America. Image via Rick Scott's Office.

Jacob OglesNovember 6, 2018
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Candidates in Southwest Florida anticipated lengthy debates about Medicaid expansions, gun rights and maybe charter school funding to dominate political discourse this election. So it seemed illustrative to state Sen. Kathleen Passidomo when a Naples candidate forum contained not one question about health care came up. “This year,” she said, “it’s all about the water […]

Scott PowersOctober 18, 2018
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The Everglades Trust released its full list of election endorsements Thursday containing a broad mix of Democrats and Republicans that had begun Tuesday when the organization surprised many by announcing its backing of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. In addition to DeSantis, the Everglades Trust is endorsing Republican Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, Democratic Attorney […]

Staff ReportsOctober 18, 2018
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On Wednesday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis secured valuable support from the Everglades Trust. But the endorsement hasn’t come without criticism. DeSantis was lambasted by another environmentally focused group, Florida Conservation Voters, upon news of the Trust’s backing. Now, reports the Gainesville Sun, one of the Trust’s three governing members is voicing disagreement with his organization’s decision to […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 16, 2018
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Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis burnished his environmental credentials Tuesday, scoring an endorsement from the Everglades Trust. At the same time, another enviro group accused him of trying to “greenwash himself.” The Trust already had endorsed him in the primary over Adam Putnam, who they characterized as a pay-to-play agent of the sugar industry. In contrast, DeSantis […]

Peter SchorschMay 17, 2017

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Updated May 17 — Valenstein was the only person selected to be interviewed for the job, according to remarks at Wednesday’s Cabinet aides meeting. That means he is a virtual lock for the position. Shut out by the decision is interim secretary Ryan Matthews. The interview will take place at next Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting. The original story is […]


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