May 7, 2013--MARTIN COUNTY — The Army Corps of Engineers could begin releasing water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie Estuary at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Local runoff has been pouring through the St. Lucie Locks on the C-44 Canal
April 27, 2013--Over the past 5 years Martin County has done a stellar job in reducing its expenses. At a time when Ad Valorem revenue has dropped significantly, Martin County has reduced staff, staved off salary increases, and for the most part continues to provide reasonable levels of service.
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
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
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.