Florida Forever Could Aid Hurricane Recovery, Sea Level EffortsMillions of dollars in Florida Forever land-conservation funds would be tied to sea-level rise and hurricane recovery under a measure moving forward in the Florida Senate.
Amendment 1 Supporters 'Exploring Every Option'Backers of a ballot initiative known as Amendment 1 contend lawmakers "ignored" the desires of voters by using a boost in environmental funding to cover the costs of daily state operations while setting aside too little for land buying.
Florida Legislators Reach Deal On Conservation MoneyEnvironmental groups got a small win after Florida legislators reached a deal to set aside money to buy land for environmental projects – though it’s less than what the groups wanted.
Senators Push For More Money For Land BuyingA number of Senators are pushing for more than $2 million proposed for the use of land purchases as part of the Florida Forever program.
Little Land Buying In Senate's Amendment 1 PlanThe Senate doesn't intend for Florida to acquire much land in the first year of increased funding under a voter-approved constitutional amendment aimed at land and water conservation.
House Likely To Pursue Limited Land BuyingA House committee that crafted a newly approved water-policy plan is now looking at how a voter-approved increase in conservation dollars should be used for land management.
Lawmakers Look At 5-Year Plan For Land, Water MoneyFlorida lawmakers might lay out future water and land preservation efforts in a 5-year plan updated annually, similar to how transportation projects are prioritized.
Broward Land Sale Before Cabinet TuesdayThe state may soon be able to plant another $2 million into a trust fund for future land conservation.
Florida Gov. Pledges Major Spending On Environment Florida Gov. Rick Scott is pledging to spend hundreds of millions on environmental programs if he's re-elected to a second term.
Fla. Voters To Decide On Conservation AmendmentFlorida voters will get to decide if they want to set aside $10 billion in state funds over a length of 20 years for land and water conservation.