This week, in one of my last stories here at The Florida Independent, I wrote about Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to veto $1.5 million from the state’s $70 billion budget during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The money would have gone to rape crisis centers around the state.
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A bill filed Tuesday could potentially pose a further setback for Florida’s environment — prohibiting the state from implementing a set of EPA water quality rules that limit the amount of waste allowed to be dumped in Florida waterways.
Last Tuesday, House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, announced the establishment of a Select Committee on Water Policy that aims to “thoughtfully address the profoundly important issue of Florida’s water resources.” But a review of campaign contributions given to one of the committee’s leaders raises questions about whether environmental priorities will guide the committee’s work.