TCPALM: Gil Smart: Negron plan looks like it will make it

TCPalm: Written by Gil Smart. April 25, 2017. 

To quote noted philosopher Tom Petty: The waiting is the hardest part.

But the waiting's almost over, and it looks like the "Negron plan," the proposal backed by Senate President Joe Negron for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb discharges and algae pollution from the lake, is going to make it.

Late Tuesday media outlets were reporting that the state House — which had not yet introduced its own version of the reservoir bill — was prepared to accept the Senate bill. That proposal, SB 10, included adding $64 million to the state budget next year, and allowed for bonding — that is, borrowing — the following three years.

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