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State attorney to take jail explosion investigation to grand jury

State attorney to take jail explosion investigation to grand jury

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the Office of the State Attorney has completed its review of the facts and circumstances leading up to and immediately following the explosion at the Escambia County Jail. This review follows an extensive and comprehensive investigation by the [...]

Weekend Buzz: Nothing in writing; Hizer vs. 10 Does; Scott cannot win on personality; Bob Mc is back

Weekend Buzz: Nothing in writing; Hizer vs. 10 Does; Scott cannot win on personality; Bob Mc is back

Nothing in writing Two weeks ago, the city released a federal subpoena for several city records (Read more). Inweekly, other media outlets and private citizens made requests to inspect the documents. Jane Ballard, Hayward's Public Records Coordinator, denied the requests and issued this [...]

More a Mason-Dixon Florida poll

More a Mason-Dixon Florida poll

As I reported yesterday Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist remain locked in a tight race for governor, with Scott holding a narrow 43%-41% lead statewide among likely Florida voters. It hasn't changed much since April when the race was tied at 42%-42%. Scott runs [...]

Ethics reform fight in Tallahassee

Ethics reform fight in Tallahassee

Last meeting, the Pensacola City Council rejected Councilwoman Sherri Myers' effort to strengthen the city's code of ethics. In Tallahassee, citizens are pushing a charter amendment to establish a city ethics officer as its fifth appointed official along with the city manager, attorney, [...]

New Poll: Scott 43, Crist 41, Wyllie 4

New Poll: Scott 43, Crist 41, Wyllie 4

From Political Fix Florida: Gov. Rick Scott is topping Democrat Charlie Crist by a 43-41 margin with Libertarian Adrian Wyllie getting 4 percent, according to a Mason Dixon poll commissioned by WSCV Telemundo 51 and Leadership Florida. Scott holding a thin lead has been an emerging trend, but a [...]

Pot rule placed on hold

Pot rule placed on hold

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Health regulators will almost certainly delay a rule that will eventually create the framework for the state's new medical marijuana industry after an outcry from a legislative panel saying the proposed regulation went too far. At what was expected to [...]

Bare appointed to FLC vice chairmanship

Bare appointed to FLC vice chairmanship

Press Release: Councilman Charles Bare Appointed to Serve as Vice Chairman of the Florida League of Cities Transportation and Intergovernmental Relations Policy Committee The Florida League of Cities has appointed Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare to serve as the Vice Chairman of the [...]

City Chief Information Officer heads to West Palm Beach

City Chief Information Officer heads to West Palm Beach

Press Release: Pensacola CIO Jones accepts position in West Palm Beach Paul Jones, the City of Pensacola’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), has accepted a position as CIO for the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller in West Palm Beach, Florida. “While I will miss the wonderful city where I [...]

McDonnell verdict exposes a system that puts privleged few above the rest of us

McDonnell verdict exposes a system that puts privleged few above the rest of us

In 2012, Va. Governor Bob McDonnell spoke at a campaign rally for Mitt Romney on the deck of The Fish House. Today McDonnell and his wife were guilty of public corruption. According to the Washington Post, the former governor was convicted of 11 corruption-related counts. The former first lady [...]

Anonymous robo calls to cell phones could have hefty fine

Anonymous robo calls to cell phones could have hefty fine

The Federal Communications Commission regulates calling cell phones with robos. Cell phones can’t be called from automated dialers and no recorded messages. A source told me that a phone firm a few years ago got hit for $10K per record – that’s $10,000 for every cell phone number they [...]

County should investigate illegal campaign tactics in District 2

County should investigate illegal campaign tactics in District 2

During the GOP primary for Escambia County Commission District 2, voters received repeatedly automated phone calls attacking challenger Doug Underhill. The calls did not identify who paid for the phone calls. Then came the attack mailers against Underhill. Again the person or persons who paid for [...]

Poll shows Scott has a lead over Crist

Poll shows Scott has a lead over Crist

TIMES/UF POLL SHOWS SCOTT WITH LEAD Little more than two months before Election Day, a new poll shows Republican Gov. Rick Scott with a 5-point lead over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. The Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/UF Bob Graham Center poll found that Scott received support from 40.9 [...]

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