U.S. Highway 27 starts in Miami, and makes a 90-degree turn at the state capital in Tallahassee to continue north into Georgia. Much of Florida’s attention will be focused on that crossroads this week. As James Call reports, Florida lawmakers may vote to place a constitutional amendment banning oil drilling in Florida waters on the November ballot. It would mark a sharp turn from a year ago when the house approved a pro drilling bill.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/1session.mp3]
It was the program’s largest single land purchase ever, according to a news release.