IMPROVING ENVIRONMENT: House and Senate Republican leaders are preparing legislation to rewrite many of the state’s existing environmental laws to respond to recent passage of Amendment One, which requires the Legislature and governor to set aside one-third of all taxes collected from the documentary tax on real estate transactions to preserve environmentally-sensitive land and protect and improve water quality. Lawmakers warn that painful tradeoffs lie ahead. This photo was taken in Rainbow Springs State Park in central Florida northwest of The Villages.
IMPROVING ENVIRONMENT: House and Senate Republican leaders are preparing legislation to rewrite many of the state’s existing environmental laws to respond to recent passage of Amendment One, which requires the Legislature and governor to set aside one-third of all taxes collected from the documentary tax on real estate transactions to preserve environmentally-sensitive land and protect and improve water quality. Lawmakers warn that painful tradeoffs lie ahead. This photo was taken in Rainbow Springs State Park in central Florida northwest of The Villages. Courtesy of Florida Department of Environmental Protection
IMPROVING ENVIRONMENT: House and Senate Republican leaders are preparing legislation to rewrite many of the state’s existing environmental laws to respond to recent passage of Amendment One, which requires the Legislature and governor to set aside one-third of all taxes collected from the documentary tax on real estate transactions to preserve environmentally-sensitive land and protect and improve water quality. Lawmakers warn that painful tradeoffs lie ahead. This photo was taken in Rainbow Springs State Park in central Florida northwest of The Villages. Courtesy of Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Legislators will decide whether to limit impact of environmental initiative

November 23, 2014 7:02 PM