The First Family’s 27-hour trip to the Gulf region was a mix of business and pleasure. The President brought his family to the Florida Panhandle to promote a tourism industry that has been battered by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As Florida Public Radio’s Trimmel Gomes reports, the president pledged that his administration will not abandon Gulf Coast residents.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Gulfvacation.mp3]
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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.