Laws are like sausage. . . .
Goes the old saying.
"It is better not to see them being made."
Senate Bill 10 (SB10) is undergoing major renovation in the chop house.
What was a fairly straightforward bill, championed by Senate President Joe Negron and introduced by Senator Bill Bradley, to expedite the "reservoir project" which would store water south of Lake Okeechobee, has taken on a life of it's own.
SB 10 is now the Coast to Coast Water Resource Comprehensive Program. It has been expanded significantly to include water related projects having to the with the St. Johns River, the Indian River Lagoon and the Keys. It deals with wastewater issues, asks for improvements to the Herbert Hoover Dike and even provides for displaced farmers.
The Good News about Coast to Coast
The Coast to Coast bill still includes the reservoir project which, when created, would give the Florida Bay relief during drought conditions.
The idea behind the expansion of SB10 through it's sausage making process - is that the changes should appeal to other legislators.
Now we'll have to wait and see what else is added to this recipe. The House will have the chance to pull apart HB 761 and opponents now have something specific to target.
This is our chance to Speak Up and weigh in.
whose on board?
This keysnews.com article states that not all Monroe County Representatives are avid, vocal champions for reservoir building. Monroe County State Senator Anitere Flores is a clear supporter of SB 10. From the House District 120, Representative Holly Raschien remained cautious and neutral about her position on HB 761.
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