Florida Trend
Get FREE Business News Updates


October 7, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 9/26/2013

"Your oversight is urgently needed."

-- Florida Governor Rick Scott, in a letter to President Barack Obama

With the damaging flood-control discharges from Lake Okeechobee increasing, Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday stepped up his efforts to blame the federal government and called for President Barack Obama to visit coastal communities with polluted waterways.

A return of rainy weather during the past two weeks has Lake Okeechobee water levels back on the rise, adding to the strain on the troubled dike that protects lakeside communities and South Florida farmland from flooding.

To lessen the flooding risk, the Army Corps of Engineers during the past two weeks has ratcheted back up the draining of lake water out to sea — continuing the damaging environmental and economic consequences along the coast.

Read more at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Digital Access

Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.


Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Epcot Food & Wine
Epcot Food & Wine

New experiences at Epcot Food & Wine 2015.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

You likely heard that McDonald's is now offering breakfast all day. Does the ideas of having eggs (or pancakes) for dinner appeal to you?

  • Yes
  • Only very occasionally
  • No

See Results

Ballot Box