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Crisafulli questions Senate water proposals, says House working on own bills

Rep. Steve Crisafullli, R-Merritt Island and House majority leader, talks in his office about the latitude he's been given by House Speaker Will Weatherford to work on water issues. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

The Republican House majority leaders says the Legislature won't rewrite Florida water law this year but that he does want a statewide approach dealing with water issues.

During an interview about water issues Thursday, Rep. Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island and the House Speaker-designate for 2015, said he expects the House to deal with springs, farming practices that affect water quality, agricultural water storage, Indian River Lagoon and other water projects. He also questioned Senate proposals to spend $220 million on Indian River Lagoon and nearly $380 million a year on springs.

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