For the second time in a week, Governor Rick Scott has committed to picking up much of tab for federal projects that will move water south to the Everglades and reduce releases of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers.
Scott’s plan is to ask lawmakers to approve $30 million for three years — a total of $90 million — to help the National Park Service build a 2.6-mile bridge over the Tamiami Trial in Miami-Dade county so water can flow south to Everglades National Park.
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