SUN SENTINEL: Revised Lake Okeechobee bill heads to the Senate floor

Sun Sentinel: Written by Anna Ceballos. April 6, 2017.

Top Florida Republicans have taken a big step toward making their plan of building a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee an easier-to-swallow proposal for its opponents.

A Senate budget committee on Wednesday approved drastic changes to the project, which seeks to divert toxic algae blooms from Lake Okeechobee after the harmful discharges threatened coastal tourism and marine wildlife in South Florida last summer.

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