Tag: mosquito control
A member of the National Rifle Association plugs his ears with his fingers as he walks past protesters during the NRA's annual meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Jim RosicaMarch 15, 2017

Members of local mosquito control districts are in Tallahassee Wednesday to ask lawmakers for $3.8 million in next year’s budget to fight the two-winged insects. The Florida Mosquito Control Association held a press conference in the Capitol to drum up support, appearing with state Rep. Matt Caldwell, chairman of the House Government Accountability Committee. The problem: The state’s […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 16, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott has injected another $10 million in state money into the fight to contain Zika, voicing frustration at Washington’s failure to act. Fresh off meetings with congressional leaders in the nation’s capital, Scott told reporters in Fort Myers, “It’s hard to believe they’re not focused on this. We’ve got to take care of […]


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