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Speaker upset with Constitution Revision Commission

March 24, 2017

From The News Service of Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes, chided the chairman of the Constitution Revision Commission on Thursday for scheduling public hearings during the legislative session — setting up potential conflicts…

Business Escambia County Politics

House passes Triumph bills

March 24, 2017

From The News Service of Florida Northwest Florida counties moved closer Thursday to getting money the state received last year from the multibillion-dollar BP settlement tied to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The House unanimously…

Pensacola

Downtown pole still standing

March 23, 2017

The extremely tall pole that we and other downtown business owners were told was being relocated is still standing. An electric meter has been attached and the city’s inspection department approved the installation on March 7.…

Politics

Ford named to Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

March 22, 2017

The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame announced today that the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition co-founder and CEO Ken Ford is among the eight inventors who will be inducted into the 2017 Florida Inventors…

Politics

Corcoran faces the Tiger

March 22, 2017

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran isn’t afraid to challenge Gov. Rick Scott. And he didn’t shy away from the opportunity to speak before the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club, even though Escambia County is home to Navy…

Politics

Constitution Revision Commission starts work

March 21, 2017

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The once-every-20-years process of updating Florida’s basic law began Monday, as the Constitution Revision Commission held its opening meeting in Tallahassee. The 37-member panel, appointed almost entirely by…

Politics

State budget cloudy thanks to latest forecast

March 20, 2017

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Another slight change Friday to the state’s estimated future tax revenues did little to alter the situation facing legislative budget-writers: a tight fit for the upcoming fiscal year…