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Studer reacts to Hayward rejecting CMPA leases. He withdraws offers.

Studer reacts to Hayward rejecting CMPA leases. He withdraws offers.

Quint Studer said tonight the proposed UWF Center for Entrepreneurship, conference center, and child care facility for the Community Maritime Park won't work after Mayor Ashton Hayward rejected the CMPA-approved leases and made a new series of demands of the Studers. He posted on [...]

Mayor Hayward rejects CMPA leases

Mayor Hayward rejects CMPA leases

Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Andy Terhaar announced this afternoon they have rejected the leases that CMPA approved for Studers to develop parcels 3, 6 and 9 at the Community Maritime Park. In a press release, Hayward said, "We will not accept the leases that the CMPA recommended, [...]

The next neighborhood battle for Mayor Hayward

The next neighborhood battle for Mayor Hayward

The residents in the Bay Boulevard neighborhood are fighting to keep the city from vacating land on a bluff on Escambia Bay. The city's planning board voted in their favor on July 14, but residents have been told that the issue may still come before the Pensacola City Council in [...]

Florida political insiders favor Jolly and Murphy

Florida political insiders favor Jolly and Murphy

The Tampa Bay Times polled 160 of the state's political insiders to determine the strongest Democratic and Republican candidates for Florida's U.S. Senate race In Republican U.S. Senate primary field: Rep. David Jolly 37 percent Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera 22 percent Rep. Ron DeSantis [...]

Tweaking of Studer leases begins today

Tweaking of Studer leases begins today

Six days after the Pensacola City Council passed a resolution for the mayor's office to have an attorney "tweak" the Studer leases approved the CMPA board, the attorneys will meet. John Daniel of Beggs & Lane represents the mayor's office. Scott Remington of Clark Partington represents Quint [...]

Proposed gambling rules could headed for a showdown

Proposed gambling rules could headed for a showdown

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA At least two years in the making, proposed pari-mutuel regulations continue to leave industry operators divided, with some saying the rules don't go far enough and others complaining that the plan will put them out of business. State gambling [...]

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera on ‘Pensacola Speaks’ today

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera on ‘Pensacola Speaks’ today

Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, will be my guest on "Pensacola Speaks" today at 5:05 p.m. Lopez-Cantera announced his campaign on July 15. He began his campaign L with nearly $900,000 already in the bank through his Reform Washington super-PAC [...]

Four finalists for Council Executive announced

Four finalists for Council Executive announced

A selection committee, comprised of Council President Andy Terhaar, City Administrator Eric Olson and consultant Al Coby, has narrowed down the 57 applications for council executive to four finalists: Daryl Betancur of Palm Springs, Ca Executive Assistant/Clerk of the Board for the Las [...]

Work begins on Navy Point bridge

Work begins on Navy Point bridge

The Florida Department of Transportation began construction activities on replacing the bridge located on County Road 292A (West Sunset Avenue) over Bayou Grande to the Navy Point neighborhood the week of July 20. Scott Bridge was awarded the $5,476,808.54 contract to replace the existing [...]

Jolly announces for U.S. Senate

Jolly announces for U.S. Senate

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Joining three other Florida congressmen in seeking to move to the U.S. Senate, Pinellas County Republican David Jolly said Monday he will run in 2016 for the seat being vacated by presidential candidate Marco Rubio. Jolly, who was elected to [...]

Sundown on Project Sunburst

Sundown on Project Sunburst

Four years ago, Governor Rick Scott announced Project Sunburst, a website that would make his office more transparent. E-mails to and from the Governor would be accessible to the public through an online, read-only e-mail viewer. In addition, e-mails to and from 11 members of the Governor’s [...]

Baldwin on ESPN about Confederate flag

Baldwin on ESPN about Confederate flag

Two weeks ago, ESPN came to Pensacola to interview Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, Jr. He was putting on a football camp at Legion Field for the Southern Youth Sports Association and other area kids. ESPN did a segment on a Facebook post Baldwin wrote about the Confederate flag in [...]

Podcast: Studer tired of endless meetings and delays

Podcast: Studer tired of endless meetings and delays

After the Pensacola City Council's special meeting, Quint Studer called into "Pensacola Speaks." He is hopeful that the leases can be finalized soon, but he can only wait to see what instructions Mayor Ashton Hayward gives John Daniel of Beggs & Lane. Daniel has been hired by the mayor to [...]

CLC joins race for U.S. Senate

CLC joins race for U.S. Senate

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera will retain his current office as he runs for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by presidential candidate and fellow South Florida Republican Marco Rubio. Standing with his family, Lopez-Cantera formally announced his [...]

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