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Senate and House budgets close on Everglades and Lake Okeechobee spending, Negron says

Sen. Joe Negron and Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto explain funding in the Senate's 2014-15 proposed budget for Everglades restoration. Photo by Bruce Ritchie

The Senate's proposed Fiscal Year 2014-15 state budget includes $157.8 million for Everglades restoration and modifications to the Lake Okeechobee flow system. That compares to $125 million in the House budget.

Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart and chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, said Thursday the differences are small compared to the size of the project.

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