Month: July 2017

Gov. Rick Scott Targets Venezuelan Investments

Scott’s anti-investing outline to the Florida State Board of Administration that does not have any investments coincides with global efforts aimed at putting pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to cancel a contentious election planned for Sunday. Maduro is pushing ahead of the election, which critics fear will weaken the nation’s democracy and strengthen Maduro’s position in a country embroiled in protests that have left more than 100 dead over the last couple of months.” I look forward to working together with the SBA on this important proposal, and I’ll cooperate with the Florida Legislature through the next legislative session...

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Something Stinks About’s Latest Finger-Pointing

(by Brian Burgess A new algae bloom is starting to develop in Lake Okeechobee, and environmental activists are prepared to point the finger of blame in any direction but at themselves. On that front, there’s good news and bad news. First, the good news: with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not flooding the estuaries with runoff from Lake Okeechobee, the algae bloom doesn’t yet look to be a serious threat to the coastal waterways, and so the environmental activists will have to find a new boogeyman when it’s time to raise money for the Everglades Foundation and it’s even more...

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