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Constitutional Officers Urge CRC To Review Election Conflict In Florida's Constitution

Florida’s full 37-member Constitution Revision Commission is meeting this week to consider proposed amendments that could be placed on the 2018 ballot. One proposal addresses a conflict in Florida’s Constitution dealing with elections. On Monday, The Constitutional Officer Resource Experts, or C.O.R.E, came together to support proposal 13. It would ensure all constitutional officers be appointed by the voters of each county they hold office in.   The proposal’s sponsor is Commissioner Carolyn Timmann.

Florida Today
Debate rages over how sales tax money is being spent on Indian River Lagoon cleanup
Brevard County Commission Vice Chair Kristine Isnardi couldn't hold back any longer over her frustration about the condition of the Indian River Lagoon — and the sewage that was contributing to it.  It was the middle of Brevard County's first budget workshop of the year when Isnardi let spill her concerns about last fall's release of more than 22 million gallons of sewage during and following Hurricane Irma, most of it into the lagoon.

Sun Sentinel
Broward sues manufacturers and pharmacies over opioids
Broward County is going after opioid manufacturers it blames for the epidemic that has ravaged communities — and large pharmacy chains that it says were too ready to fill even questionable prescriptions for the drugs.  The county filed suit Monday in federal court against 19 companies in the opioid suit, including manufacturers such as Purdue Pharma, Cephalon and Teva Pharmaceuticals and pharmacies such as Walgreens, Walmart and CVS.