All posts tagged Governor Rick Scott

DEP Completes Statewide Rulemaking to Protect Surface Waters, Wetlands

One statewide rule for the Environmental Resource Permit program will improve consistency without lowering or changing environmental standards A more than yearlong rulemaking process to provide more consistency for environmental resource permitting, which affects surface waters and wetlands, have gone into effect October 1. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection The Florida Department of Environmental…


Governor Scott breaks ground on Coast-to-Coast Trail

Last month in Titusville, Governor Rick Scott, local officials and trail enthusiasts broke ground on the latest section of Florida’s Coast-to-Coast trail. The $3.6 million segment is part of a trail that will stretch from Brevard County to St. Petersburg, and fills one of several key gaps.  Although Governor Scott vetoed full funding for the…


Texting While Driving Banned in Florida

On May 28th, Governor Rick Scott signed into law SB 52, making texting and driving a punishable offense on Florida roads. The bill strictly prohibits reading electronic messages while operating a motor vehicle. However, drivers may still view navigational devices, electronic maps, or safety alerts – such as those regarding weather – without fear of…

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