Members of the Florida legislature are debating how to pay for the state’s Everglades restoration projects. The House and Senate are pushing two different plans, but the House is getting quite a bit of backlash from environmental groups that worry the measure wouldn’t make sugar growers pay their fair share when it comes to cleaning up phosphorus in the water. Governor Rick Scott has had a hand in Everglades clean up issues, he shared his thoughts on the bills following a Cabinet meeting Thursday.
“We’re supportive of Senator Simpson’s bill. I think the House bill just passed committee. So, we’ll be working with the House on their bill,” Scott said.
Scott said his goal is to ensure there’s enough funding to improve water quality in the Everglades for years going forward.