Florida Matters: Amendment One

Florida Matters: Amendment One

Back in November, voters overwhelmingly passed Amendment One, which sets aside millions of dollars for land and water conservation.This week on Florida Matters, we'll take a look at where exactly that money might go.
The amendment takes effect on July 1, 2015 and is expected to produce $640 million dollars in its first year. It'll be up to state lawmakers to figure out just where that money should be spent. Environmentalists who helped push for passage of that amendment will want to have their say as well.

Republican State Senator
Field Director, Florida's Water & Land

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

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Robin Sussingham

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