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Ron DeSantis: Registration Begins for Florida Python Challenge in August

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that registration for the 2022 Florida Python Challenge has opened and the annual 10-day event will be held August 5-14, 2022. Members of the public are now able to...

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...
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Florida’s Senators Want Army Corps to Fully Fund Priorities in the Sunshine State

This week, Florida Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott wrote to U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor as the Army Corps of Engineers finalizes its Fiscal Year...

Florida Delegation Reacts to Joe Biden’s $5.8 Trillion Budget Proposal

Members of the Florida delegation reacted this week after President Joe Biden unveiled a proposed $5.8 trillion budget. Biden’s proposed budget would increase the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent while ensuring...

Rubio Wants Biden to Back $725 Million for Everglades Restoration and Fund EAA Reservoir...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged President Joe Biden to include $725 million for Everglades restoration efforts in his forthcoming Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget to Congress. Rubio made the same request last...

Publix, National Audubon Society Working Together to Help Restore Western Everglades

Last week, Publix and the National Audubon Society announced the results of the first phase of their collaboration in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary of the western Everglades. To date, 200 acres of invasive willows and...
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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...

Florida Delegation Urges Biden, Interior Department to Reject Drilling in the Everglades

Last week, members of the Florida congressional delegation sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland detailing their concerns regarding proposals by Burnett Oil Co., Inc to drill in Florida’s...

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...
Florida Water Quality

Florida DEO Announces Funds for Everglades Restoration Agricultural Community Employment Training Program

On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced $750,000 in workforce training funds that are available for Floridians interested in pursuing non-agricultural occupations in rural areas through the...
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