Escambia County Politics

Grover working on a budget plan

September 18, 2017

County Commissioner Grover Robinson last week said on “Pensacola Speaks” that he believes the county can give Sheriff David Morgan more money for raises but not all the money the sheriff has requested. “We don’t have…


ACLU to City of Pensacola: We told you so

September 15, 2017

Last night, the Pensacola City Council  voted to repeal an ordinance–sponsored by Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Brian Spencer and passed in April–that prohibited individuals from asking for donations in downtown Pensacola. The vote was…

Caring Politics

Harriet Riley: A familiar voice in Houston [podcast]

September 7, 2017

On “Pensacola Speaks,” I spoke with former Pensacola resident, and fellow Ole Miss alum, Harriet Riley about her experiences with Hurricane Harvey. Harriet served as the director of United Ministries here during hurricanes Ivan, Dennis and…

Escambia County

ATU Local 1771 put in hands of trustee

September 6, 2017

Yesterday, Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown was sent a letter from the Amalgamated Transit Union headquarters informing him that the union that represents the county’s blue collar workers – not the bus drivers – was put…


Tolls and pet travel restrictions lifted across Florida

September 5, 2017

From The News Service of Florida: TOLLS LIFTED AS IRMA THREATENS FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday directed the Florida Department of Transportation to suspend tolls across the state as residents and tourists evacuate areas that…