Tag: Herbert Hoover Dike
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Danny McAuliffeDecember 10, 2018

Leading up to the election, Ron DeSantis campaigned heavily on curbing the recurring blue-green algae that plague southern coastal waterways. Will the Governor-elect follow through after his Inauguration in January? Absolutely, according to Republican Congressman Brian Mast, who chairs DeSantis’ agriculture and environment advisory panel that met Monday in Tallahassee to preview Florida’s water quality and supply. […]

Guest AuthorAugust 15, 2018

As every Floridian knows, tourism is critical to our state’s booming economy. This $111.7 billion industry represents 1.4 million employees, and one out of every four people in the Sunshine State works in hospitality. With more than 850 miles of beautiful coastline, seemingly endless options for entertainment and warm sunshine, it’s no wonder that millions […]

Scott PowersMarch 29, 2018

Florida’s Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio sent a letter Thursday to the top official for the Army Corps of Engineers urging priority for scores of Florida water projects from the Herbert Hoover Dike to the harbors in Jacksonville and Pensacola. Rubio, a member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, sent his letter Thursday to Assistant Secretary […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 9, 2018

Friday’s Continuing Resolution in Washington brought some benefits to Florida, which Gov. Rick Scott noted Friday. “For months, we have worked to ensure that Florida is provided the needed federal relief following Hurricane Irma. In October, I personally traveled to Washington to begin this conversation with Florida’s entire Congressional delegation, Congressional leadership and various federal officials. […]

Drew WilsonOctober 30, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that he will ask lawmakers to include $50 million to fast-track repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee in the 2018-19 state budget. In a Monday press release Scott thanked President Donald Trump for his “commitment to accelerating critical repairs” to the dike but said Trump green-lighting a […]


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