Florida's recap – Highlights from around the state – July 3rd
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Florida’s Blue Green Algae Task Force stated that recent efforts to reduce agricultural contamination in runoff water that ends up in Lake Okeechobee has led to 70% less contamination – however, as evidenced by the recent blue-green algae discovered in Lake O’, it’s not enough. They stated that the current cleaning process used for water south of Lake Okeechobee, if used for northern runoff water, would make a meaningful impact. With $700 million allocated in Florida for water projects during the 2019-2020 year, we may see a project attempted north of Lake O’
- Governor DeSantis nominated 66 candidates for consideration by the Judicial Nominating Commissions – these are candidates that are vetted for future consideration for specific appointments
- DCF had a breach that led to at least 2,000 stolen ID’s perpetrated by at least one insider. A data entry clerk at the Miami DCF office has been arrested and investigators believe could be connected to a possible ID theft ring
- As part of Florida’s new sex/human trafficking law, an online database will be created for those to buy illegal sexual services. FDLE announced the database will be online effective January 1st of 2021