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Plans to divide the jointly-run Florida A&M -Florida State University College of Engineering are on hold, for now. legislative budget officials dropped the idea during Sunday negotiations, opting instead to do a study on whether the split is feasible.

Sen. John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) raised the idea of splitting up the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering by steering millions of dollars to Florida State to start its own programs. Earlier in the month Thrasher said he’d look to what the presidents of FAMU and FSU had to say about it.

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The same day Governor Rick Scott announced he’d be asking for $130 million in Everglades restoration funding for the coming year, members of more than 100 environmental groups held rallies in 16 Florida cities to raise awareness of Florida’s water issues. Tallahassee’s conservationists are demanding Scott do more than just “throw money” at the problem.

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Governor Rick Scott’s has signed a $74.5 billion dollar budget and vetoed several projects in the Big Bend area as well.