Commissioner Adam Putnam’s Statement Passage of Land and Water Conservation Bill

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The 2016 Florida Regular Legislative Session ended at 6:45pm Friday after the House and Senate passed an $82.3 billion budget and a flurry of other bills

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam issued the following statement regarding the Florida Legislature’s passage of House Bill 989, a bill that allocates Amendment 1 revenue for land and water conservation programs.

“After the passage of long-term, science-based and comprehensive water policy earlier this legislative session, I’m thrilled to see the Florida Legislature commit to, among other things, providing $200 million to Everglades restoration and $50 million to protect Florida’s world-class, first-magnitude springs. To preserve these treasures for future generations, we must continue to invest the resources necessary not only to restore the Florida Everglades, but all of all of Florida’s natural wonders.”