Florida voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 1 last November. It’s also known as the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment. It sets aside a portion of real estate fees for the next 20 years to fund environmental protection. The fees are worth $750 million next year. But the Florida Legislature is dragging its feet on setting rules to divvy up the funds.
Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 7:30 am
Top Republicans in the Florida House made an offer Thursday to try to bridge a budget gap with Senate Republicans, but it could still result in the state's hospitals getting significantly less than they are receiving now.