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Airport Food Concessions pricing outside contract limits

Airport Food Concessions pricing outside contract limits

Most people expect to pay more for food and drink at an airport, but what is a reasonable mark-up? Is more than double the street price fair? Inweekly checked out the pre-security prices of OHM Food Concessions at the Pensacola International Airport. Pre-security is the area where Pensacola [...]

Cybersecurity Job Fair / Roundtable Event June 22-23

Cybersecurity Job Fair / Roundtable Event June 22-23

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be hosting a two-day cybersecurity job fair on Monday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox St. As part of the job fair, DHS will host a “Cybersecurity Career [...]

Fish hatchery delayed 2-3 years

Fish hatchery delayed 2-3 years

The $18-million fish hatchery that Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward pushed through the Pensacola City Council two years ago may not be completed until early 2018, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Last Wednesday at the Technical Coordination Committee for [...]

Four Panhandle hospitals make top 50 list of highest charging hospitals

Four Panhandle hospitals make top 50 list of highest charging hospitals

Health Affairs published yesterday a study that lists the 50 U.S. hospitals that charge the most. The study used 2012 Medicare data to examine hospitals that charge on average more than 10 times their costs. The national average is 3.4 times over cost. Twenty (40 percent) operate in Florida. [...]

The rest of the Standard & Poor’s rating story

The rest of the Standard & Poor’s rating story

Last week, the mayor’s office let the public know that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services had revised its outlook on Pensacola, Fla.'s airport revenue bonds issued for Pensacola International Airport (PNS) to stable from negative. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its 'BBB' rating on [...]

IP helps Florida win Silver Shovel award

IP helps Florida win Silver Shovel award

Governor Rick Scott yesterday announced that Area Development magazine awarded Florida, through its principal economic development organization Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), the Silver Shovel award for significant job creation and economic impact. Florida has received the honor for three [...]

Chamber to Host Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Seminar

Chamber to Host Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Seminar

Press Release: It can be difficult for businesses to fully recover after a natural disaster strikes. In an effort to help local businesses prepare for natural disasters, the Greater Pensacola Chamber will host a seminar to discuss ways to develop a detailed disaster preparedness and continuity [...]

Airport bond outlook improves from negative to stable

Airport bond outlook improves from negative to stable

The City of Pensacola reports Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has affirmed the “BBB” rating of Pensacola International Airport’s revenue bonds and has revised its outlook on the bonds from negative to stable. The Standard & Poor's report highlighted Pensacola International Airport’s [...]

Airport food concessions revenues appear to be returning

Airport food concessions revenues appear to be returning

The Mayor's Office announced today that Chick-fil-A will open tomorrow at the Pensacola International Airport, completing the year-long transition to OHM food concessions at the facility. In the press release, Mayor Ashton Hayward said he was excited that the airport would now have chicken biscuits [...]

Scott undermines Senate health care plan

Scott undermines Senate health care plan

Senate Appropriations Committee is tired of the games the Scott administration is playing in the legislative battle over health care. On Monday, state Medicaid director Justin Senior appeared before the House Health & Human Services Committee. She told the lawmakers the question of whether more [...]

House, Senate still stuck in health debate

House, Senate still stuck in health debate

By BRANDON LARRABEE AND MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A rare June special session began Monday with legislative leaders promising to get done with the unfinished business left over from their annual spring meeting: passing a spending plan for the budget year that begins July [...]

Feds wary of Scott’s LIP plan

Feds wary of Scott’s LIP plan

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is wary of approving a state proposal for helping fund hospitals without knowing more about Florida's plan for the future, an official said Friday. The statement came as the two sides try to work out an agreement on how to fund hospitals [...]

Special Session begins today, health care opens spurring

Special Session begins today, health care opens spurring

How the state provides health care coverage for its low income families could be decided over the next 20 days as the Florida Legislature hammers out a budget for FY 2016. Governor Rick Scott has spent much of the past month attacking a plan proposed by the Florida Senate. He created a [...]

BTW HCA gave $100k to Scott PAC

BTW HCA gave $100k to Scott PAC

HCA, the for-profit health care system that stands to make $72 million under AHCA's proposed LIP/Medicaid plan, donated $100,000 to Governor Rick Scott's political committee the same day he appointed his commission on hospitals. Coincidence?

MCM-BAP deal falls apart

MCM-BAP deal falls apart

Another city deal appears to have fallen apart, according to Pensacola Today's Shannon Nickinson. In her article "Choices for Maritime Park coming to City Council," which was posted this morning, Nickinson reports that Michael McShea and Lee Ann Korst of CBRE sent City COO Tamara Fountain a [...]

Navy Federal: Best Place to Work for Millennials

Navy Federal: Best Place to Work for Millennials

Navy Federal Credit Union announced today it has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Millennials” by The Center for Generational Kinetics, a global leader in researching and understanding Millennials. The list, which comes on the heels of news that Millennials have surpassed Gen Xers [...]

Americans for Prosperity attack Senate LIP plan

Americans for Prosperity attack Senate LIP plan

Americans for Prosperity, conservative political advocacy groups established by David and Charles Koch, released a new ad today to fight the Florida Senate's plan to provide health care to low-income, uninsured Floridians. It's title is "Medicaid is wrong for Florida." "The Florida Senate's [...]

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