Senator Joe Negron
The next stop for a group of wealthy opponents of a proposed Miami-to-Orlando passenger rail service is a meeting with officials behind the private venture.
Florida legislators reached a deal Monday on a state budget which will boost spending on schools, child welfare and the cleanup of damaged water bodies across the state.
The state plans to spend millions of dollars to take some immediate steps to reduce water coming from Lake Okeechobee into nearby estuaries.
The economy is expected to grow steadily over the next three years in Florida.