From Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster of Florida Politics, 07/12/2016:

It’s time to take action.

That was the message Gov. Rick Scott sent to Florida’s congressional delegation in a letter Tuesday. The letter outlines what Florida has done to address the algae-bloom in South Florida, and calls on the delegation to take immediate action to make sure Florida received a federal emergency declaration.

“Once again, the State of Florida has risen to the challenge of protecting our beautiful home because the federal government has not provided the U.S. Corp of Engineers the funding needed to maintain and repair the Herbert Hoover Dike.”