The Florida Roundup: Algae Problem Worsens, No Contest For State Legislatures & Enterprise Florida

Jul 8, 2016

The algae problem in Lake Okeechobee is so bad it can be seen from space. The massive bloom continues fouling waterways on the Treasure Coast as new money is promised to help, but how would those dollars address the blue-green gunk fouling up waterways?

You did not miss Election Day, but about a dozen South Florida lawmakers already are assured they will be sent back to Tallahassee when the next legislative session begins in March. They are running unopposed.  However, the districts they will represent in 2017 may be different than the areas that sent them to the capital two years ago. That's because of a long legal battle over political boundaries. So what did redistricting accomplish?

Plus, Enterprise Florida, the state’s primary engine to help drive job growth,  is shedding jobs itself. Meantime, new documents obtained by the Naples Daily News this week show the agency ballooned its executive payroll by $600,000  over six years. So, what is the agency’s reputation in the capital?

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