$880M Everglades Restoration Bill Continues Tax On Farmers

Law360, New York (May 28, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed into law a measure that will continue taxing farmers in the northern Everglades to help generate $32 million a year in state funding to support the final phase of an $880 million long-term restoration project.

House Bill 7065, called the Everglades Restoration Act, brings Florida Statute in line with a 2012 agreement reached between Scott and President Barack Obama’s administration on plans for improving water quality and flow in the fragile River of Grass.

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