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Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 4: The Overview

Over the last decade, Florida has shed thousands of state jobs and it is evident throughout a host of state agencies that these staff reductions have prevented Florida’s government from doing its job effectively.

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Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 3

Decades of job cuts to state agencies have affected Florida’s ability to monitor its water quality as well as provide required assistance to the jobless.

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Big Sugar Plans Development In Potential Everglades Restoration Land

Environmental groups around the state are alarmed at U.S. Sugar’s plans to potentially develop huge tracts of land it owns in Hendry County, which might affect Everglades restoration efforts.

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Treasure Coast Newspaper Delves Into Scott’s Environmental Record

A Scripps-owned newspaper covering Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties published an in-depth look at Gov. Rick Scott’s environmental record during the past few years. The report looks at the effect of deregulation on the state’s ecology.

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Rick Scott Offers Environmental Plan That’s A Stark Departure From Years Past

After years of dealing blows to state environmental agencies and regulations, Gov. Rick Scott recently announced an ambitious environmental agenda aimed at protecting Florida’s land and water.

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Billionaire Gives Money To Campaign To Oust Gov. Rick Scott Over Climate Change

Money aimed at ousting Gov. Rick Scott because of his views on climate change has begun trickling into Florida’s gubernatorial race.

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State Officials Struggle With Controversial Fracking-like Incident In Southwest Florida

Florida’s environmental agency has started testing groundwater in Collier County after a Texas-based oil company used an unapproved method of oil drilling similar to fracking.

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Florida In the Center of Climate Change Debate, Most State GOP Leaders Stay Silent

Climate change’s impact on Florida has been in the news recently, following the release of a new scientific report, the National Climate Assessment, which listed Miami as one of the cities that will be most critically affected by changes. In the wake of the report, President Obama urged action, while Florida’s Republican Senator questioned the science behind the report, and the Sunshine State’s Republican leadership remains quiet on the issue.

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Liberal SuperPAC Sets Sights On Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott is now in the crosshairs of a political action committee pushing for action on climate change.

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Florida Sues Georgia Over Water Dispute

Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia this week after a long-running dispute over water consumption.

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