Must-read: ‘Only in Florida: Battle over water, free speech pits billionaire vs. activist’

Maggy Hurchalla (Source: The Tampa Bay Times)

From The Tampa Bay Times: This is a story about free speech, government secrecy and a fight over tens of millions in taxpayer funds. The players include a billionaire who once had a hit man kill his horse, two politicians charged with breaking the Sunshine Law and former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno’s sister.

But the most important aspect of this story is about Florida’s water supply and how a lawsuit involving a company called Lake Point Restoration may upend a fundamental rule about Florida water — namely, that water belongs to the public, not wealthy businessmen. 

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