READ: Lake State Sen. Alan Hayes led bait-and-switch on Amendment 1

Published in Orlando Sentinel, July 6, 2015: The biggest scam on voters since the Florida Lottery was approved by the Legislature last month, and the author of much of it was none other than state Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla.

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READ: In so many cases, Florida's legislators show they can't be trusted

Published in Jacksonville Times-Union on June 25, 2015: Legislators managed to take the word “trust” out of trust fund. Now they are snubbing their noses at the landslide number of Florida voters who supported protecting the state’s conservation lands.

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READ: The Florida Legislature's Amendment 1 Fraud

Published in Tampa Tribune on June 17, 2015: The state budget that Florida lawmakers will vote on Friday amounts to a brazen betrayal of the public's trust. Months after voters overwhelmingly approved spending hundreds of millions in additional money to protect endangered waters and lands, legislators are poised to spend less on the environment than before Amendment 1 was on the ballot. This violates the intent of the voters, who should remember before the next election the name of each lawmaker who supports such a callous disregard for their express wishes.

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READ: Lawmakers, Remember Your Oath

Reported in Sun Sentinel on June 11, 2015:  "A majority of Florida lawmakers bill themselves as fiscally conservative and strict followers of the Constitution, but the ongoing standoff over the purchase of new public lands paints a far different picture."

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BREAKING NEWS: Possible Algal Bloom in Palm City

Toxic_Algae_Palm_City.jpgReported in TC Palm on May 18, 2015: What appears to be a blue-green algae bloom is in a canal behind houses on Mooring Drive. The telltale green slick stretches behind about four backyard docks in the short, dead-end canal, just north of the Old Palm City Bridge. Allen Winchel said he first saw “a trace” of the algae along the dock behind his house Saturday morning. “It started forming into a bloom on Sunday,” Winchel said Monday morning. “Now it’s a lot worse.”

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READ: Scott's Chance to Fix Florida's Fouled Estuaries

Published in Tampa Bay Times, April 16, 2015:  When I came to Florida to fish in 2000, I saw sparkling, blue-green water flooding into its lagoons and estuaries and roseate spoonbills roosting in mangroves. Since then dramatic changes have occurred and, as seasoned guides will tell you, there just aren't as many fish left. What happened in 15 years?

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READ: Everglades land purchase a no-brainer, except in Tallahassee

Published in Tampa Tribune on 4/18/2015:  The state cut a deal with U.S. Sugar seven years ago to pay a fair-market price for 46,800 acres south of Lake Okeechobee that could be used to filter polluted water before it flows to the Everglades. It was a good deal then, and it’s a good deal today.

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By voting “YES” on a constitutional amendment last November, 75 percent of Floridians set aside hundreds of millions of dollars for vital land purchases for the Everglades that make good on the binding legal agreement Florida legislators signed with Floridians to create a clean drinking water reservoir.

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