MIAMI HERALD: Gov. Scott approves Everglades water storage, ban on local Uber laws

Miami Herald: Written by Michael Auslen. May 9, 2017.

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed into law a plan to build a 78 billion gallon reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee and a measure that will stop local governments from regulating ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft.

They were among 11 pieces of legislation Scott signed the day after lawmakers ended a legislative session in which many of his priorities were not funded or were ignored.The water law, a top priority of Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, sets into motion plans to create a reservoir on state-owned land south of the lake, which environmental groups believe can help prevent toxic algae like the green sludge that fouled the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers last year.

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