Palm Beach County lobbyists would urge state lawmakers to set aside more than $124 million for environmental projects, allow local governments to enact their own gun regulations, and oppose gambling legislation that puts the Palm Beach Kennel Club at a competitive disadvantage, under a priority list set to be considered by county commissioners on Tuesday.
The 39-page list includes more 60 of the county’s top priorities for the legislative session that begins in March. Although county lobbyists have already been working on many of the issues, administrators ask the commission to sign off on the list each year before the start of the spring session in Tallahassee.
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Here are some of Palm Beach County’s top priorities for the session that begins in March:
* $100 million for Everglades restoration projects.
* $16.9 million for beach renourishment, restoration and inlet management projects.
* $2 million for projects to improve the Lake Worth Lagoon.
* $1 million for water main improvements in the cities around Lake Okeechobee.
* Preventing gambling legislation that would put the Palm Beach County Kennel Club at a competitive disadvantage.
* Seeking money to provide safety measures and quiet zones for passenger rail service on the FEC tracks.
* Passing legislation that defines and establishes regulations for sober homes.
* Passing legislation that allows counties to pass their own gun regulations.