April 23, 2013--A proposed change to how local governments pay Medicaid bills has passed its final Senate committee stop, but still has county officials concerned about large cost swings the new system could spark. The change would do away with a 22-year old system that had counties pay
April 13, 2013-- The Jones-Costigan Amendment, also known as the Sugar Act of 1934 was passed in an effort to salvage an ailing sugar industry after the great depression. President Roosevelt wanted to accomplish six objectives; 1) Insure fair returns to sugar beet and sugar cane producers 2) Insure that laborers in the sugar industry shared in the benefits
March 9, 2013-- We believe Martin County is one of the strongest counties in Florida. However, there are a number of challenges we face that should be addressed now.
March 30, 2013- After years of litigation and many failed attempts to settle, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally reached an agreement that grants the state the right to set nutrient limits for its waterways.
February 23, 2013--In the recent past, the Martin County Taxpayers Association has attempted to outline the options to fund dredging of the St. Lucie Inlet. While time waits for no one, Martin County did proceed with the dredging project while government officials deliberated over jurisdiction and other related matters.