Florida Politics

Florida House set to look for budget cuts

January 11, 2017

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA House members are expected to consider how they would cut the state budget by anywhere from $1.1 billion to $2.2 billion as part of an exercise toward making…

Escambia County

Criminal justice reform on BCC agenda

January 10, 2017

Yesterday on “Pensacola Speaks,” Commissioner Grover Robinson said he asked that criminal justice reform be placed on the agenda for this week’s Committee of Whole. He will ask the Board of County Commissioners to support asking…

Escambia County

Bold ‘Outtakes’ idea gaining momentum

January 9, 2017

In the Jan. 5 issue, I suggested that the Escambia Board of County Commissioners work with Florida TaxWatch and the Florida Legislature to create a pilot program for criminal justice reform. Commissioner Grover Robinson likes the…

Pensacola Politics

Pensacola 311 blew Tanyard calls

January 9, 2017

The triggers for Inweekly and Emerald Coastkeepers’ investigation of the Government Stormwater Project in the Tanyards neighborhood were two phone calls made by resident Dr. Gloria Horning to the City of Pensacola’s 311 Service on Sunday,…

News Politics State & National News

Bondi headed to DC?

January 6, 2017

Weekly political notes from The News Service of Florida: By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Bloomberg Politics amped up speculation Thursday that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will soon leave her job to take…