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Escambia County

Pensacola Beach toll reduced

March 17, 2017

At the Thursday, March 16 commission meeting, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved a reduction in the Pensacola Beach General Public Annual Pass, reducing the annual fee from $50 to $20. The fee reduction will…

Escambia County Politics

Triumph spending proposal advances

March 17, 2017

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Efforts by Panhandle lawmakers to steer BP settlement money toward counties most impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill aren’t out of the legislative mire yet. But…

Escambia County

Underhill no worried about BRAC [podcast]

March 15, 2017

A Base Realignment and Closure process is coming. Escambia County Commission chairman Doug Underhill isn’t worried after meeting with the Florida Defense Alliance. “We’re not even talking about BRAC,” said the commissioner on “Pensacola Speaks” yesterday.…

Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Ingram pushes $28M in projects

March 15, 2017

State Rep. Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola) has submitted $28 million worth of appropriation bills. including $11,481,000 for his alma mater, Florida State University.  The University of West Florida is in for $5 million.   HB 3983 Sand…

Escambia County

Nothing illegal about immigrants

March 13, 2017

By Duwayne Escobedo Inweekly Grace Resendez McCaffery tells the group of about 70 Democratic Women’s Club of Escambia County members that no person living in America is “illegal.” Resendez McCaffery, a chief Pensacola immigration advocate for…