Big Florida Water Management Districts Changes Signed into Law by Governor Scott Yesterday


Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott flew to West Palm Beach and signed Florida Senate Bill 2142 into law at the offices of the South Florida Water Management District, enacting big, big changes to Florida's five water management districts as it eases the property tax burden on Florida homeowners and Florida business.

This is the same bill that conservationists were asking the Governor to veto - for details on their failed challenge, read our earlier post on May 19, 2011, "Governor Scott Asked by Conservationists to veto SB 2142 Which Gives Legislative Power Over Water District Budgets."

The Governor's press release focuses not upon the shift in power issue, but instead highlights the savings that result from reducing the property taxes previously levied by the water management districts, which his office estimates to be $210.5 million in total savings to Florida homeowners.

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