ORLANDO SENTINEL: Floridians pay big for environmental issues

Orlando Sentinel: January 28, 2017. Written by Scott Maxwell.

Last week, some troubling and costly things happened in Florida.

First, taxpayers learned that legal costs in a case where Florida is suing Georgia over water usage have ballooned to $72 million.

For $72 million, we ought to be able to buy Georgia.

Then, when people started demanding answers about the costs of this environmental lawsuit, Gov. Rick Scott's environmental chief announced he was resigning to go work for … wait for it … one of the firms that had been billing taxpayers for the suit.

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Jon Steverson will join Scott's previous DEP secretary who already works at … wait again … the same firm.

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