Bullsugar update: ‘Toxic algae confirmed, Adam Putnam’s corruption a factor’

From Bullsugar.org: “The first confirmed outbreak of toxic algae surfaced less than a week after Lake Okeechobee discharges began. Florida DEP expanded testing yesterday. Businesses and residents on the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee are bracing for another Toxic Summer. This is a political crisis as much as a water crisis, … Click here to read more

Publix: Where shopping for influence is no longer a pleasure

From Florida Politics: “Publix’s decision, in the face of protests over its Adam Putnam donations, to suspend its political giving this year could mean more than $1 million that the company will not donate this year to various political campaigns and groups. … Click here to read more

WPTV: Martin County residents protest Lake Okeechobee discharges at Putnam event

“The protesters chose the Elliott Museum because Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam was the keynote speaker at am Economic Council of Martin County event there Thursday night. … Click here to read more

81 gas pump skimmers found in statewide sweep: 3 located in Martin County

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has been sweeping through Florida checking gas pumps for “skimmers,” devices that capture consumers’ credit and debit card information. Click Orlando reports that two were found at Stuart Shell, 1308 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; and, one at Planet Ozone – Sunoco, 1601 SE Federal Hwy., also in Stuart … Click here to read more