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Murzin makes the cut for Public Service Commission

Murzin makes the cut for Public Service Commission

A nominating panel Thursday decided to interview 16 candidates, including current Commissioner Julie Brown, for two upcoming vacancies on the state Public Service Commission. The Public Service Commission Nominating Council chose the 16 from a list of 32 applicants. Along with Brown, those on the [...]

City attorney disputes City administrator email

City attorney disputes City administrator email

Apparently all is not well in city hall: From: Janet Matteson Date: July 31, 2014 9:01:29 AM CDT To: Colleen Castille , "'sales@ajmugs.com'" , Ashton Hayward , Stephanie Tillery , Brian Spencer , Rusty Wells , Tamara Fountain , City Council Subject: RE: Directive from City Ms. [...]

Evers endorses Valentino

Evers endorses Valentino

I just received an endorsement letter from State Senator Greg Evers for Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino, who is battling Doug Underhill in the District 2 race. Evers wrote, "I have worked with Gene tirelessly in Tallahassee over the last eight years and I know his work ethic is very [...]

City Council pushes ahead with charter amendments

Pensacola City Council President Jewel Cannada-Wynn has called a special meeting for Monday, August 11 to vote on two proposed amendments to the city's charter. If they are approved by the Pensacola City Council and avoid the mayor's veto, then the amendments will be placed on the Nov. 4 general [...]

Jobs: Crist and Scott have different approaches

Jobs: Crist and Scott have different approaches

Governor Rick Scott continued his two-week “Jobs for the Next Generation” tour in Pensacola yesterday at Global Business Solutions, introducing his policies to make Florida the nation’s leader in growing emerging industries with good-paying jobs. The centerpiece of his plan, according to his [...]

UWF alumae face in judge race, political forum July 31

UWF alumae face in judge race, political forum July 31

UWF Legal Studies Program hosts candidates, alumnae for Judicial Forum The University of West Florida Legal Studies Program is sponsoring a judicial forum featuring First Judicial Circuit Judge candidates and UWF alumnae Jennie Kinsey and Michelle Inere on Thursday, July 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. [...]

Valentino campaign denies any connection to robocalls

Valentino campaign denies any connection to robocalls

Press Release: The Gene Valentino Campaign is totally unaware of who is in charge or who is involved in creating and releasing these robo calls. Gene, and his supporters, look forward to continuing a clean campaign and letting the community know how much District 2 has achieved and there is so much [...]

Lawmaker files bill to get around sovereign immunity

Lawmaker files bill to get around sovereign immunity

Escambia County is hoping that the state's sovereign immunity laws will limit how much it has to pay to victims hurt in the April jail explosion. There is a way for the victims to get around it, if the state legislature intervenes. Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, filed a bill today that would [...]

City Public Records System still too political

City Public Records System still too political

This time last year, the State Attorney's Office issued a report on its investigation of how Hayward's administration mishandled public record request Four recommendations were made: 1. That outside training be brought in to train city employees regarding the Florida Public Records Law. [...]

Another Robocall for District 2 (audio link fixed)

Another Robocall for District 2 (audio link fixed)

Escambia County District 2 voters have been hit with another illegal, anonymous automated phone call attacking Doug Underhill. Underhill is running against Gene Valentino, who is seeking a third term. All the negative phone calls have focused on Underhill, none on Valentino. According to his [...]

Prisoners get invoices for medical care after jail blast

Prisoners get invoices for medical care after jail blast

Apparently Escambia County has not paid for the medical bills of inmates caught in the April 30 jail explosion. Prisoners who were treated for injuries suffered have started receiving invoices from the hospital. Here is one invoice that I was sent: DOC072

Underhill picks up third ECUA endorsement

Underhill picks up third ECUA endorsement

Press Release: ECUA Board Member Vicki Campbell endorses Doug Underhill, cites Underhill’s “desire to collaborate on solutions” for Escambia County Emerald Coast Utilities Authority member Vicki Campbell announced today that she is endorsing Doug Underhill in the Republican primary for [...]

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