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Mayor Ashton Hayward: ‘We’re going to continue to do amazing things’

Mayor Ashton Hayward: ‘We’re going to continue to do amazing things’

Mayor Ashton Hayward, Council members Larry Johnson, Sherri Myers and Brian Spencer were all sworn into office yesterday. After several rounds of voting, Andy Terhaar beat out Jewel Cannada-Wynn to become the new council president. Johnson edged out Sherri Myers for the vice president [...]

First Amendment Foundation celebrates open government victories

First Amendment Foundation celebrates open government victories

The First Amendment Foundation reports that open government advocates experienced some significant victories in Florida in the past 10 days, including two favorable court rulings and a settlement ordering open government training by FAF for a Florida police department. Friday, the United States [...]

Who will be next council president and vp

Who will be next council president and vp

Tomorrow after the swearing-on of Mayor Ashton Hayward and the city council, the council will elect its president and vice-president that will serve for the next 12 months. Four council members have been nominated for president: Incumbent Jewel Cannada-Wynn by herself, Larry Johnson and [...]

Supreme Court denies stay on redistricting documents

Supreme Court denies stay on redistricting documents

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request from Republican political consultant Pat Bainter to keep more than 500 pages of redistricting documents from being released Dec. 1. According to the court's website, Justice Clarence Thomas denied Bainter's request to stay an earlier decision by the [...]

State Capital Briefs: Monday. Nov. 17

State Capital Briefs: Monday. Nov. 17

SCOTT NAMES SELLERS, SCHUTZ TO TOP JOBS Heading into his second term, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday named Melissa Sellers as his chief of staff and Jackie Schutz as his communications director. Sellers, who will replace Chief of Staff Adam Hollingsworth, most recently managed Scott's re-election [...]

New direction sought for Medical Marijuana in Florida

New direction sought for Medical Marijuana in Florida

Having come with three percentage points of passing Amendment 2, supporters of medical marijuana are calling for a new approach next time the initiative comes before Florida voters. Several have called for Orlando attorney John Morgan to step away and allow new voices to come forward. Morgan, [...]

Weekend Buzz: Confederate Flags, Picking New Pike, Blankets needed

Weekend Buzz: Confederate Flags, Picking New Pike, Blankets needed

Confederate Flag on BCC agenda County Attorney Allison Rogers is bring forth to the Escambia County Commission a discussion of whether it wishes to address a vote of the Board of County Commissioners on February 10, 2000, related to the Confederate Flag. In 2000, the late Leroy Boyd, president [...]

State lawmakers seek input on local bills

State lawmakers seek input on local bills

State Representative Clay Ingram, chairman of the Escambia County State Legislative Delegation, announced today that a public hearing will be held on Monday, December 15, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio, located at 1000 College Blvd. in Pensacola. Delegation [...]

Florida Supreme Court rules Redistricting documents must be released

Florida Supreme Court rules Redistricting documents must be released

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected a Republican political consultant's efforts to keep his redistricting records private, promising to give the public its first glimpse of documents that helped lead to the state's [...]

Escambia County launches Ethics Hotline, Toll Free: (844) 640-0008

Escambia County launches Ethics Hotline, Toll Free: (844) 640-0008

Escambia County is the first local government to launched a Fraud, Waste and Abuse hotline. Citizens and county employees can now anonymously report activity that may be considered unethical or of concern. Inweekly reported last month that the city of Tallahassee has a similar hotline. The [...]

Video: Pam Bondi defends herself

The News Service of Florida posted this video of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi adamantly defending herself when questioned about news reports implying she has cozy relationships with out-of-state lobbyists and corporate lawyer. "No lobbyist, no person, no corporation, no individual, will [...]

State sued over Deer-Dog hunts in Panhandle

State sued over Deer-Dog hunts in Panhandle

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A retired U.S. Air Force pilot and National Rifle Association member wants the state to stop hunters from using dogs to track down deer around his Panhandle property. Claiming they have been threatened by hunters and that dogs chasing deer can scare [...]

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