year Governor Charlie Crist brokered a deal for the state to spend more
than a billion dollars to buy thousands of acres of land from the U.S.
Sugar Corporation for Everglades restoration efforts. The impact of
that purchase is the topic of Wednesday night’s annual conservation forum
at Big Arts on Sanibel. WGCU’s Valerie Alker has more.
Barack Obama traveled today to Fort Myers, Florida for a town hall on
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. The President spoke
directly with Fort Myers residents about his commitment to put aside
politics as usual and implement a plan to create jobs, jumpstart growth
and transform our economy for the 21st century.
the country, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will help
businesses create jobs and families afford their bills, while laying a
foundation for future economic growth in key areas like health care,
clean energy, education and a 21st century infrastructure. This plan is
particularly meaningful to families and businesses in the Ft. Myers
area, where the unemployment rate has jumped from 6 percent to 10
percent since last year.
Florida-specific information detailing the employment, infrastructure,
education, and health care impacts of the recovery plan.
The President was joined today by
Florida Governor Charlie Crist.