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Mar 19, 2015

Panel blasts Legislature on Amendment 1 plans

Some of the driving forces behind the Amendment 1 referendum blasted state lawmakers Thursday evening for budget plans that would put a tiny fraction of the money set aside by the initiative toward the purchase of conservation land.

During a panel discussion sponsored by The Gainesville Sun and the Bob Graham Center for Public Policy organized on the University of Florida campus, Graham, a former Florida governor and U.S. senator, said budget plans in the Florida Senate and House were “an insult” to the 75 percent of the voters who approved the water and land conservation measure., The Gainesville Sun, March 19, 2015. (Read entire article)

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