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As Florida Governor, Jeb Bush Bought Land From Timber Company That Later Paid Him $1 Million

By Andrew Perez and David Sirota June 19, 2015

Florida was buying wetlands. Seeking to conserve its fragile coastline, the state sought to set aside acreage in perpetuity, ensuring it would never be developed. But as then-Gov. Jeb Bush assessed a proposal to buy a choice parcel -- a 26,000-acre piece of swampland near Jacksonville -- he worried that the price was far higher than the land’s true worth.

Editorial: Commission right to OK Santolina plan sans TIDD

By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board June 19, 2015

Three members of the Bernalillo County Commission did the right thing in approving zoning and other regulations to guide a planned mixed-use development on 22 square miles atop the West Mesa, near 118th and Interstate 40.