First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to the Gulf Coast to speak with local residents and officials about the impact of the oil spill. She made a brief stop in Panama City Beach with a speech trying to lure would be travelers to visit the area. Florida Public Radio’s Trimmel Gomes reports.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/mobama.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.