TCPALM: Eve Samples: Three things that could make or break Sen. Joe Negron's land buy

TCPalm: Written by Eve Samples. March 24, 2017.

We're heading into week four of Florida's nine-week legislative session — a good time to take the temperature of Senate President Joe Negron's proposal to buy 60,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee.

The bill that's floating Negron's deal, Senate Bill 10, has warmed up in the Senate, where it drew early committee support and is headed for the critical Appropriations Committee, chaired by one-time Negron rival Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater. No date for that meeting has been set — but it's one to watch for. We can expect clarity about which land is in play before the bill hits the committee's agenda.

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