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A highway is proposed through a wildlife conservation area in Osceola County

A proposed project would lead to a highway extension through part of the Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area in Osceola County.
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Could frequent users of toll highways continue to get a break in Florida?

A program provides 50 percent credits to people who use SunPass or other Florida transponders and make 35 or more toll-road trips a month.
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New laws for Florida in 2023 include lobbying restrictions and toll breaks

New laws for Florida on January 1, 2023 include lobbying restrictions, toll breaks and making available land-preservation money.
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State Senate backs aid for hurricane victims and commuters

The Florida Senate approved spending $1.25 billion on assisting homeowners ravaged by hurricanes & giving discounts to toll-road drivers.
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Coalition celebrates FDOT’s pausing of a possible Florida Turnpike extension

The No Roads to Ruin Coalition was successful in stopping the expansion of toll highways through rural Florida. For now.
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Listen to the WMNF News afternoon headlines for Friday, Aug 5

WMNF headline news stories from Friday morning, August 4, 2022, including Andrew Warren WMNF headline news stories from Friday afternoon, August 5, 2022, including the appointment of Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court.responding to...
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Florida legislators file bill to stop rural toll highways

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources In 2019 the Florida Legislature provided funding to study three toll highways through rural west Florida. But critics say the highway projects (also called M-CORES) are unnecessary,...

Public pushback on M-CORES highlights risk to panthers

Public pushback against proposed toll highways through rural Florida continues to focus on conservation and protecting Florida’s struggling panther population. Every commenter during Monday’s M-CORES task force meeting opposed the construction. Listen: The issue for...
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Florida’s proposed toll roads get another round of online meetings

The Florida Department of Transportation is holding another round of online meetings this week to discuss three proposed toll highways through rural parts of the state. The meetings started with the Northern Turnpike Connector Task...
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Online meetings this week on proposed Florida toll highways

This week the Florida Department of Transportation is hosting online meetings to discuss three proposed toll highways through rural parts of the state. But several environmental groups oppose what’s called M-CORES. They want the whole...
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Critics of “sham” toll roads through rural Florida form a coalition to fight them

Critics of three proposed toll roads through rural Florida are combining their efforts to fight back against the highways. Cris Costello, organizing manager for the Sierra Club, says the task forces put together to give...
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Florida toll roads task forces meet in Tampa; environmentalists say don’t build them

The three task forces that will decide the parameters of new toll roads through rural west Florida met for the first time Tuesday at the Tampa Convention Center. But many environmental groups oppose the toll...

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