Thursday, March 13, 2014
Preserve home rule for counties

Abill in the Legislature aimed at streamlining environmental regulation would weaken local governance -- and reverse a key initiative early in Gov. Rick Scott's administration.

House Bill 703, sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, would limit the ability of county governments to regulate wetlands and springs, stormwater runoff from farmlands and water-consumption...

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