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THE BUZZ: FLORIDA POLITICS

Cattails supplant sawgrass on 100,000 acres of the Everglades, fed by the flow of phosphorous from the sugar industry, vegetable farms and suburban sprawl — and blocking the historic flow of water and wading birds. South Florida Water Management District

75% of voters backed Amendment 1; lawmakers give them the finger

John Hendershot was one of 4.2 million Floridians who voted for Amendment 1, helping it pass by an overwhelming 75 percent majority in November. For him, there was no mistaking what the ballot measure meant. "I was convinced that the purpose was to set aside money primarily for environmental lands acquisition purch …

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