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Big Step in Funding Fight

Photo by Mary Hornsby

 

BIG STEP IN FUNDING FIGHT

In November 2014, Floridians voted overwhelmingly in support of Amendment 1, the Water and Land Legacy Amendment, the purpose of which was to fund Florida Forever and other land and water conservation programs. Unfortunately, the Florida Legislature did not do as citizens requested, so the Florida Wildlife Federation sued the Legislature and state agencies for violating the State Constitution. We prevailed at trial and the Legislature appealed that decision to the 1st District Court of Appeals. There will be oral argument on the trial court’ decision on July 16, 2019 in Tallahassee. Please keep the good thought as we strive to have our elected representatives protect our lands and waters and keep what makes Florida special.



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