Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam
The House and Senate have a slight budget gap dealing with the state’s fight against Giant African Land Snails, but a sizable chasm is ahead in funding to slow a disease infecting Florida’s orange crop.
The fight against a disease infecting Florida’s oranges would get a hefty boost from a House spending proposal.
A trio of agency heads whose necks have been on the governor’s chopping block earned a couple of extra months stay on Tuesday.
Already forecast to be lower than last year’s yield, citrus greening has dropped this season’s orange production prediction even further.
It’s been four months since Gov. Rick Scott cruised back into office, but to some it might appear that the campaign isn’t over yet.
A Senate-commissioned study could give hope to people who want the state to use a large chunk of voter-approved money for water and land projects to buy U.S. Sugar land in the Everglades before an October deadline.
Governor Rick Scott is getting pressure from media organizations and open-government advocates who filed a lawsuit over the ouster of Florida’s top cop.
Gov. Rick Scott’s office continued pushing back Monday against claims his staff forced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey to resign immediately in December.
Money that Florida voters want to use for land and water conservation efforts would go into a single trust fund under a new Senate proposal, but lawmakers are still weeks away from deciding how they will use the money.
Gov. Rick Scott contends that the former Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner “resigned” on his own terms – and he is sticking to it.