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Constitution Revision Commission starts work

March 21, 2017

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The once-every-20-years process of updating Florida’s basic law began Monday, as the Constitution Revision Commission held its opening meeting in Tallahassee. The 37-member panel, appointed almost entirely by…

Politics

State budget cloudy thanks to latest forecast

March 20, 2017

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Another slight change Friday to the state’s estimated future tax revenues did little to alter the situation facing legislative budget-writers: a tight fit for the upcoming fiscal year…

Escambia County

Pensacola Beach toll reduced

March 17, 2017

At the Thursday, March 16 commission meeting, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved a reduction in the Pensacola Beach General Public Annual Pass, reducing the annual fee from $50 to $20. The fee reduction will…

Escambia County Politics

Triumph spending proposal advances

March 17, 2017

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Efforts by Panhandle lawmakers to steer BP settlement money toward counties most impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill aren’t out of the legislative mire yet. But…

Politics

Gwen Graham speaking Pensacola, March 24

March 17, 2017

Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, who may be running for governor in 2018, will be coming to Pensacola on March 24, to be the keynote speaker at a dinner hosted by the Escambia Democratic Party. Dinner will…

Pensacola

City Attorney ruled on Budget analyst last August

March 16, 2017

City Attorney Lysia Bowling issued a legal opinion in August 2016 regarding the Budget Analyst position. She said the position was solely under the discretion of the Council. Bowling: “The decision to hire a Budget Analyst…

Pensacola

Hayward veto gets muddier

March 16, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward has vetoed the Pensacola City Council action to begin the hiring process for a budget analyst. However, not only did the city voters authorize the position in the 2014 general election, but…

Pensacola

Council president responds to veto

March 16, 2017

Pensacola Council President Brian Spencer responded last night to Inweekly’s request for his position on Mayor Ashton Hayward’s veto of a council action to begin the hiring process for a budget analyst. “I need to give…