When it goes into effect July 1, the law will put an end to city and county regulations of ride-sharing companies.
(TNS) — Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed into law a plan to build a 78 billion gallon reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee and a measure that will stop local governments from regulating ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft.
They were among 11 pieces of legislation Scott signed the day after lawmakers ended a legislative session in which many of his priorities were not funded or were ignored.
The water law, a top priority of Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, sets into motion plans to create a reservoir on state-owned land south of the lake, which environmental groups believe can help prevent toxic algae like the green sludge that fouled the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers last year.
"History will record that this Legislature not only acted, but we funded, to have southern storage so that we can stop and then ultimately completely get rid of all of the discharges that come from Lake Okeechobee," Negron said Monday night.His proposal (SB 10) will cost the state and federal governments $1.5 billion. But it could take years of federal approvals and […]