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Lt. Governor may enter U.S. Senate race

Lt. Governor may enter U.S. Senate race

The News Service of Florida reports: With Congressman Ron DeSantis announcing Wednesday that he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, he could face a Republican primary challenge from Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera. The Miami Herald reported Wednesday that Lopez-Cantera has been calling donors [...]

Council to discuss removal of CMPA board members

Council to discuss removal of CMPA board members

The Pensacola City Council has a long day next Monday. They will hold a Community Redevelopment Agency meeting, Agenda Review and a workshop on the report that was given to them over six months ago by its task force that made recommendations on how the city should help its homeless population. [...]

Miller in the hunt for U.S. Senate

Miller in the hunt for U.S. Senate

Our Congressman Jeff Miller is still looking at running next year for the U.S. Senate. He is giving a speech this morning to the Palm Beach Republican Club. Rep. Ron DeSantis of Ponte Vedra Beach is expected tp announce his campaign today.

GOP presidential field expands

GOP presidential field expands

Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite, announced on Sunday. Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, is expected to jump in today. Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, is expected to announced on Tuesday. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a expected to get in the [...]

Matt Gaetz tweet gets him in trouble

Matt Gaetz tweet gets him in trouble

GAETZ APOLOGIZES FOR CONTROVERSIAL TWEET State Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, apologized Friday for a Twitter post that drew criticism about possible racial overtones. The controversy started Thursday when Gaetz tweeted about a lawsuit filed by Senate Democrats challenging a House decision [...]

Hayward revisits Piedmont Road

Hayward revisits Piedmont Road

As better weather sparkled across the freshly laid blacktop, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward thought back to last year. “I can remember Chief Simmons picking me up and driving through the city,” Hayward said. “When I showed up on Piedmont it was like a river running through it.” On [...]

Ingram on Sine Die adjournment (podcast)

Ingram on Sine Die adjournment (podcast)

On Pensacola Speaks yesterday, State Rep. Clay Ingram said that he was shocked when Speaker Steve Crisafulli called for a Sine Die adjournment. "It was a shock," said Ingram. "There're mixed emotions. You have bills that you've worked on for months and months and months that have been courted, [...]

R.I.P.: Bills that died because of House adjournment

R.I.P.:  Bills that died because of House adjournment

From Peter Schorsch of SaintPetersBlog.com Water legislation State Sen. Charlie Dean's massive water legislation package - SB 618 - will no longer see adoption into state law this year, in a session that was purported to be a landmark year for water policy. Speaker Crisafulli made [...]

Women’s Civic Forum presents review of 2009 Pensacola City Charter May 7

Women’s Civic Forum presents review of 2009 Pensacola City Charter May 7

Press Release: In November 2009 City of Pensacola voters approved the adoption of a new city charter establishing a mayor-council form of government. In January 2011 the new government, in the person of an executive mayor, took office. Former City Councilmember Maren DeWeese, the first council [...]

Rick Wilson describes Clinton Foundation controversy as ‘turning the state department into a whore house for the Russian Mafia’

Rick Wilson describes Clinton Foundation controversy as ‘turning the state department into a whore house for the Russian Mafia’

GOP political strategist Rick Wilson come on "Pensacola Speaks" yesterday to talk about the controversy involving the Clinton family foundation. "I would describe it as the appearance of turning the state department into a whore house for the Russian Mafia," said Wilson. "These people went flat [...]

Ingram visits Pensacola Speaks today at 5:30

Ingram visits Pensacola Speaks today at 5:30

State Rep. Clay Ingram has agreed to come on NewsTalk 1370's Pensacola Speaks this afternoon at approximately 5:30 to talk about he "sine die" vote. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion – 850-478-3116. For [...]

House Speaker gives talking points on ‘Sine Die’ vote

House Speaker gives talking points on ‘Sine Die’ vote

To: Members of the Florida House of Representatives From: House Speaker Steve Crisafulli Re: Sine Die As a follow up to the Sine Die announcement made on the floor, I wanted to provide you with a few documents. Please see the latest response to the Senate on their Friday response to the [...]

Breaking news: Florida House flips out Senate, adjourns

Breaking news: Florida House flips out Senate, adjourns

From News Service of Florida: Amid a bitter impasse with the Senate about the budget and health-care issues, the House adjourned "sine die" about 1:15 p.m. Central. The adjournment came three days before the annual legislative session was scheduled to end. The Senate continued taking up bills [...]

Gaetz: How to make local government more accountable

Gaetz: How to make local government more accountable

State Sen. Don Gaetz sent out today this report on how to make local government more accountable: In January when a group of Okaloosa County elected officials met with over 200 citizens in an “Accountability Okaloosa” town hall meeting, one of the topics on many minds was tightening [...]

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