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CMPA approves 99-year lease for proposal hotel and luxury apartments

CMPA approves 99-year lease for proposal hotel and luxury apartments

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees approved yesterday an lease agreement for a new master developer who promises to investment $65 million into the waterfront park across from Pensacola City Hall. Miami-based developers MCM-BAP said they will build on Parcel 4, which is [...]

Gov. Scott proposes $673 million in cuts in taxes and fees

Gov. Scott proposes $673 million in cuts in taxes and fees

Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a proposed $77 billion budget yesterday morning at the AP Legislative Planning Session. His "Keep Florida Working Budget" for 2015-16 uses nearly all of the reported $1 billion surplus on taxes and fees cuts --$673 million--and an increase in education spending and cuts [...]

20th Annual Multicultural Job Fair at Pensacola State College on Feb. 7

20th Annual Multicultural Job Fair at Pensacola State College on Feb. 7

Pensacola State College is hosting the 20th Annual Multicultural Job Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Delaino Student Center, Building 5, on the Pensacola campus. The public is invited to meet with more than 30 Northwest Florida employers actively looking for talented [...]

Chicago group announces intent to purchase Studer Group

Chicago group announces intent to purchase Studer Group

The Chicago-based Huron Consulting Group announced today on its website its intent to purchase the Studer Group for $325 million,paid via $323 million in cash and $2 million in Huron common stock. The transaction is expected to close next month. "The healthcare industry is facing immense [...]

BLAB TV morning show, The Daily Brew, starts in three weeks

BLAB TV morning show, The Daily Brew, starts in three weeks

BlabTV’s new morning show has a name, logo and start date--Feb. 16. The Daily Brew is part of BlabTV’s new programming initiative, announced in October 2014. Part of that new initiative included a Talent Search with more than 250 applicants. The Talent Search process was also how BlabTV [...]

Weekend Buzz: Children, Cyber Warriors, LeaP and Wedgwood

Weekend Buzz: Children, Cyber Warriors, LeaP and Wedgwood

The long-awaited decision for Ascension to build a regional children’s hospital in Pensacola has been made. The daily newspaper reports in its Monday edition that the Sacred Heart executives announced yesterday plans to build a new, standalone children's hospital on the grounds of the current [...]

Gulf Power partners with military on solar power

Gulf Power partners with military on solar power

Gulf Power is partnering with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force to build solar energy farms at three different facilities across Northwest Florida. Today, the utility submitted the renewable projects to the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) for approval. The projects could be in service as [...]

Scott wants to cut taxes on cell phones and cable

Scott wants to cut taxes on cell phones and cable

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott is asking lawmakers to cut taxes on cell-phone bills and cable and satellite television to meet the first half of his re-election campaign's $1 billion tax-cut pledge. The proposal, announced Tuesday by Scott, would reduce state tax [...]

Silver Airways starts low cost flights to Jacksonville

Silver Airways starts low cost flights to Jacksonville

Starting March 19, 2015, Silver Airways is launching nonstop service between Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS). The introductory fare is $69 The flights will operate on weekdays Monday through Friday with continuing service to/from Fort [...]

Council takes step today on diversity

Council takes step today on diversity

The Pensacola City Council will review today a proposed ordinance to create and implement a minority and woman-owned business program for city procurement. The ordinance is the result of nearly four-year process. In 2011, Mayor Ashton Hayward recommended and the council approved the hiring of [...]

Chris Jones: Assisted living facility owned by councilmen not eligible for EDATE

Chris Jones: Assisted living facility owned by councilmen not eligible for EDATE

Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones has rejected the EDATE application for an assisted living facility under construction at the site of the former Pensacola Racquet Club, according to pnj.com. Mayor Ashton Hayward had recommended last month to the Pensacola Council that Hardcourt [...]

Florida TaxWatch: Florida Economy expects a sunny year

Florida TaxWatch: Florida Economy expects a sunny year

Florida TaxWatch, a nonprofit public policy research institute and government watchdog group, expects another year of economic growth and recovery in 2015, according to its 2015 Economic Preview. Florida's economy will grow faster than the nation and Florida employment is expected to outpace the [...]

House of Sticks: Happy New Bailout

House of Sticks: Happy New Bailout

by Kent Lyndon Greetings, everyone! I am feeling compelled to return to the cyber waves to give you an update on the global derivatives conspiracy and the Libor rate scandals. Fabulous fines are flying into the faces of the firms investigated and, in a couple of cases, actual criminal charges [...]

One more meeting: FDOT on Airport Boulevard Improvements on Jan. 6

One more meeting: FDOT on Airport Boulevard Improvements on Jan. 6

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public information meeting concerning the proposed development of an Action Plan for State Road (S.R.) 750 (Airport Boulevard) from S.R. 8A (I-110) to the Pensacola International Airport (North 12th Avenue) in Escambia County. The meeting [...]

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