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Ron DeSantis Showcases Funds for Everglades Restoration

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis showcased “more than $1.2 billion for Everglades restoration and the protection of Florida’s water resources” in the $109.9 billion budget he signed into law for the 2022-2023 fiscual year. “Through...

Ron DeSantis Signs $109.9 Billion Budget, Vetoes More Than $3 Billion

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the state budget, vetoing more than $3 billion while putting in place $109.9 billion in state spending, both record-high amounts. The budget DeSantis signed is $10 billion larger than...

Florida Republicans, Democrats Clash Over Everglades Funding

This week, officials in Florida divided on party lines over federal funding to restore the Everglades. Republicans including Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds and Brian Mast called for...
Governor Ron DeSantis in Everglades

Ron DeSantis Asks Legislature for $1.5 Billion for Everglades, Water Protection, Handling Rising Sea...

Appearing in Naples and Miami on Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the Legislature for more than $1.5 billion for Everglades restoration, water protection and helping the Sunshine State with rising sea levels and floods. The...

Ron DeSantis Names Shawn Hamilton to Lead Florida Department of Environmental Protection

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his appointment of Emile D. “Shawn” Hamilton as Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Hamilton has been serving as interim secretary since June. “I am pleased to...

Ron DeSantis Marks Groundbreaking of Underground Wall to Support Everglades Restoration

At the end of last week, the South Florida Water Management District held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of an underground seepage wall in the 8.5 Square Mile Area (Las Palmas Community). The underground...

SFWMD, Corps of Engineers Ready to Start Work on Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project

“The EAA Reservoir Project is one of the most important Everglades restoration projects for reducing harmful discharges to the northern estuaries and sending more clean water south to the Everglades," Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office noted.

Florida Delegation Breaks on Party Lines Over White House’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal

Biden showcased the plan on Wednesday, offering some of the details of it.
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Industry Experts Predict Everglades Funding Will Boost Florida’s Fishing Tourism

At the start of the current legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis outlined his plan for Everglades restoration and water projects, calling for $625 million to back then. Now midway through the session, the governor will get his request and possibly more.

Ron DeSantis Takes a Bow in the State of the State Address

“Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind,” the governor told a joint session of the Florida Legislature while talking about what has happened in the lockdown states. “While so many other states kept locking people down, Florida lifted people up.” 

Florida’s Leaders React to Proposed Budget from Ron DeSantis

Leaders across the Sunshine State weighed in after Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled his $96.6 budget proposal on Thursday. The governor’s proposal is $4.3 billion more than last year’s budget due mostly to federal funds as the number of Floridians enrolled in Medicaid continues to increase.

EPA Approves Florida’s Request to Administer the Clean Water Act Section 404 Program

Thursday’s action formally transfers permitting authority under CWA Section 404 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to the state of Florida for a broad range of water resources within the state. This action allows the state to more effectively and efficiently evaluate and issue permits under the CWA to support the health of Florida’s waters, residents, and economy.