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Flag vote delayed until March

Flag vote delayed until March

The PNJ is reporting that Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson will ask the Board of County Commissioners to delay until early March any vote on what flags to display at the Pensacola Bay Center. I've called Robinson for confirmation but the call went to his voicemail. The issue of [...]

Joyner went after the elephant in the room…Rick Scott

Joyner went after the elephant in the room…Rick Scott

The AP Legislative Planning Session began on Wednesday with Florida Senate Democrat Leader Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa. I felt a little sorry for this little black woman standing before three dozen reporters who were on the top floor of the state capitol waiting to grill Gov. Rick Scott. Joyner [...]

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 [...]

Update: Commissioner Robinson wants to bring back confederate flag to Bay Center

Update: Commissioner Robinson wants to bring back confederate flag to Bay Center

Commissioner Grover Robinson has asked the county staff to draft a resolution that would allow five flags, including a Confederate flag, to be flown at the Pensacola Bay Center and any other county building designated by the Board of County Commissioners. Here is the proposed resolution for [...]

Had a ball in Tallahassee @ AP Legislative Planning Session

Had a ball in Tallahassee @ AP Legislative Planning Session

The AP Legislative Planning Session was great. It was an opportunity to sit in a room with the top political writers in the state and quiz state leaders...and I held my own, getting in several good questions with CFO Jeff Atwater on the forced ouster of FLDE Commissioner Gerald Bailey and with [...]

Road Trip: AP Legislative Planning Session

Road Trip: AP Legislative Planning Session

This morning I'm on the road to Tallahassee to attend the 2015 AP Legislative Planning Session. Last year, we expanded our coverage of state issues so this is another step in that direction. I, along other journalists from around the state, will have access to state leaders without their [...]

WSRE: Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation airs on Jan. 29

WSRE: Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation airs on Jan. 29

WSRE-TV's “Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation" will be air live on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 7-8 p.m. Jeff Weeks will moderate the show on which state legislators will answer constituents’ questions about local issues and priorities for the 2015 legislative session. Participating [...]

WCOA hosts town hall meeting with Congressman Jeff Miller on Friday

WCOA hosts town hall meeting with Congressman Jeff Miller on Friday

On Friday, Jan. 30, News Talk 1370 WCOA will host a town hall meeting with Congressman Jeff Miller. This town hall meeting will be held at the Drowsy Poet, located at 86 Brent Lane (near the foot of the Brent Lane overpass), and will be broadcast live on 1370 WCOA from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Citizens [...]

Lawmakers to consider new medical marijuana plan

Lawmakers to consider new medical marijuana plan

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Less than three months after Florida voters narrowly rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana, a Republican senator Monday filed a bill that would allow patients to get pot if they suffer from diseases such as cancer, AIDS, epilepsy or multiple [...]

Scott’s press office responds with written answers to the firing/resignation of FDLE commissioner

Scott’s press office responds with written answers to the firing/resignation of FDLE commissioner

Governor Scott’s Press Office: FAQ on FDLE – January 22, 2015 Q: Is it true that Gerald Bailey (FDLE Commissioner) was forced to resign? Prior to December 16, 2015, the Governor’s staff notified cabinet staff (including the offices of the Attorney General, the Chief Financial Officer, and [...]

Pensacola Coffee Party meets on campaign finance and anti-corruption act

Pensacola Coffee Party meets on campaign finance and anti-corruption act

Pensacola Coffee Party is holding an open planning meeting 6:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at West Florida Public Library Tryon Branch, 1200 Langley Avenue. Topics will include discussion of various grass roots advocacy groups and their strategies to combat big money government [...]

Pensacola City Council discusses its staff today

Pensacola City Council discusses its staff today

Nearly three months after the Pensacola voters narrowly approved a charter amendment (52%-48%) that gave the Pensacola City Council the power to hire its own staff, the council will hold a workshop this afternoon on what that staff will look like. The positions the council will be discussing [...]

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