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Split Oak: A Case of Poor Management

ORLANDO, Florida – When governments propose actions that involve sabotaging past public investments, the phrase that comes to mind is clear: mismanagement. And this is the clear case with the Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area, a 1,689 forest created in 1994 when Orange County, Osceola County, and the

Legislature Passes M-CORES Toll Road Repeal Bill

SB100 passed the Senate and House on April 27. This bill repeals the M-CORES toll roads program but prioritizes new road construction, including an extension of the Florida Turnpike.  Thousands of Conservation Voters and Floridians around the state spoke against these destructive M-CORES toll roads. Thank you! It’s been a

SB 100 Partial M-CORES Repeal

The comments below were given to the House Appropriations Committee on April 16, 2021 by Government Relations Director Lindsay Cross. Read SB 100 here Good morning Chair Trumball and members of the committee. I’m Lindsay Cross, Government Relations Director with Florida Conservation Voters. I am speaking for information purposes, however,

Urge Your Legislators to Co-Sponsor Toll Road Repeal Bill

Since 2019, Conservation Voters across the state have demanded an end to the M-CORES toll roads program because it is bad for water, wildlife, rural communities, and taxpayers. And thanks to your advocacy and continued support, Florida may be taking steps to repeal this bad program.  Senator Tina Polsky (D