A Senate panel approved $220 million worth of projects Tuesday aimed at easing the flow of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the fouled St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers.
The select committee chaired by Senate budget chief Joe Negron, R-Stuart, has been working for months on the package of proposed fixes — much of it built around steering water from Lake Okeechobee south, where it can flow more harmlessly into Florida Bay.
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