Slide presentation details recommendations on growth and environment
They were told to be bold. They were told to come up with something dramatic to shrink state government and create jobs. They were given 20 days to do it. So the team that Gov.-elect Rick Scott asked to advise him on how to reform the state’s growth and environmental regulations proposed something bold: merge the state’s environmental, growth management and transportation departments into a single agency called the Department of Growth Leadership. And permitting decisions from any state agency should consider “job creation and economic development” as being just as important as having clean water and air, the regulatory reform committee told Scott this week in a 79-slide report.