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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

02/11/16: North Florida Growers; Homes For Heroes; Anazao Galleries; Kerry Speckman

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As the legislative session continues this month in Tallahassee, lawmakers are looking at a number of bills involving the state’s water.

Environmental groups around Florida are criticizing a sweeping water policy bill recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

We hear how this legislation affects the agriculture industry as we speak with Phil Leary, principal at Leary Governmental Affairs Consultants, who represents the North Florida Growers Exchange.

We speak with local realtors Brian Klidies and Jessica Vaughn about their work as affiliates of Home for Heroes. That national organization aims to help veterans, teachers, firefighters and people in other "hero" fields save money when purchasing, selling or refinancing a home.

Unique and sustainable art and jewelry from around the world will be on display this week at the special Anazao Gallery opening event in Riverside. Jacob Danner, owner of Anazao Galleries, joins us with more.

And TheSpecktator.com blogger Kerry Speckman stops by with a look at this weekend's events around town.

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Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.