Today, the House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 7065, coming on the heels of yesterday’s Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee that unanimously approved Senate Bill 768. Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement regarding the progress of the Everglades Forever Act legislation:

Governor Scott said, “I applaud the work of Senator Wilton Simpson and Representatives Matt Caldwell and Steve Crisafulli for their legislation that moves Everglades restoration forward by funding, and codifying in law, a plan that will ensure the state meets the water quality standards it has set for the Everglades. I would also like to thank members of the agriculture and environmental communities for working toward a solution that will benefit Florida’s businesses, families and the ecosystem. In addition to this important legislation, we will continue working with the Legislature to invest $60 million to protect and restore the Everglades.”



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