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Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:27

Florida politics, you gotta laugh -- then act!

Written by  Dorothee Custer + news sources

Posted August 27, 2015
Florida politics, you gotta laugh -– then act!
Letters to the editor, Florida Today, our representatives in Tallahassee, our Governor? Be creative!
             
Picks from Progress Florida Daily Clips
By Dorothee Custer, Space Coast Progressive Alliance
 
Governor Scott and his appointed cronies:
 
Great editorial explaining why we need to make our state park system self sustaining: let’s allow hunting, cattle grazing and timber harvesting -- of course!!
When being best isn't good enough
Editorial

Ocala Star-Banner

Florida’s parks have been recognized three times — in 1999, 2005 and 2013 — as the nation’s best park system.
http://www.ocala.com/article/20150825/OPINION/150829869
 
What can I say?
Scott appoints Key West conch to state wildlife commission

By Jim Turner

News Service of Florida

The president of a Key West real-estate development company has been named to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, replacing the former chairman who announced last week he is stepping down after 12 years on the board.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article32261592.html
 
… and let’s end on a good note -– tell him thanks.
Darren Soto announces second shot at anti-fracking bill

By Frank Torres

Florida Politics

For a second time, Democratic State Sen. Darren Soto introduced legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing, popularly known as “fracking,” in Florida.
http://floridapolitics.com/archives/188903-darren-soto-formally-announces-second-shot-anti-fracking-bill
 
and, locally:
On September 3 at 5 p.m. Brevard County Commission Meeting, District 2 Commissioner, Jim Barfield, will submit a Resolution proposing the County Commission oppose the construction of any railway through the Indian River Lagoon and/or Merritt Island (currently being discussed by the Port Commission) -- can you imagine the damage that can cause! For more information, email Mary Hillberg at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. They are calling for lots of folks to come!

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LINKS

Port Canaveral Authority rail expansion -- compiled news and action info
http://www.scpaflorida.com/item/3084-citizens-working-to-stop-port-rail-expansion

Progress Florida Daily Clips
http://www.progressflorida.org/

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Dorothee Custer is a founding member of the Space Coast Progressive Alliance

 

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