House Speaker Weatherford: Too early to commit on Lake O cleanup funding

House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel (Source:

House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, got a quick lesson about the ecological and economic crisis that Treasure Coast residents faced this summer as polluted waters were released daily from Lake Okeechobee.

But after an aerial tour of the region and the lake Monday, Weatherford said it’s too early to estimate how much of a $220 million Senate plan to reduce future pollutants from the lake will land in the state budget for the next fiscal year.

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