Joe Negron’s signature Lake Okeechobee project headed to governor’s desk

Article Posted on May 2, 2017

By: Saint Peters Blog

The Senate voted Tuesday to send a trimmed-down version of SB 10, Senate President Joe Negron’s Lake Okeechobee restoration plan, to Gov. Rick Scott.

The 33-0 vote followed approval by the House earlier in the day.

Under amendments adopted in the House, and accepted in the Senate, bonding authority to acquire land and construct reservoirs would shrink from $1.2 billion to $800 million, bill sponsor Rob Bradley explained. The complete price tag for the project is $1.5 billion…

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