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Governor recommends $30 million for land-buying; environmentalists want more

As part of his $74 billion state budget proposal, Gov. Rick Scott says he wants $130 million for Everglades restoration and cleanup. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

Gov. Rick Scott is requesting $30 million in new revenue for conservation land buying in fiscal year 2014-15 along with $40 million from the sale of nonconservation lands.

The Florida Forever land-buying program is a top priority for many environmental groups. The program received at least $300 million annually from 1990 through 2008, but has received an average of less than 5 percent of that annually since then.

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