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Podcast: Grover on juvenile detention costs

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson, president of the Florida Association of Counties, talks about the proposed solution with the state on juvenile detention costs.

New poll has Jeff Miller in 2nd for U.S. Senate GOP nomination

New poll has Jeff Miller in 2nd for U.S. Senate GOP nomination

A new poll by St. Leo University shows a wide-open race to win Marco Rubio's U.S. Senate seat, especially on the Republican side with 43 percent of the GOP voters not sure who they will support in 2016. Topping the potential candidate list is former state Attorney General Bill McCollum, who has [...]

City Council Agenda missing a few items

City Council Agenda missing a few items

The agenda for next week's Pensacola City Council meeting is missing a few items: CBRE update on Maritime Park and the proposed hotel and condo development. Actually any update from CBRE would be nice. Has the council approved contract renewal/extension? Update on how city will replace [...]

Fish hatchery delayed 2-3 years

Fish hatchery delayed 2-3 years

The $18-million fish hatchery that Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward pushed through the Pensacola City Council two years ago may not be completed until early 2018, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Last Wednesday at the Technical Coordination Committee for [...]

Legislature reaches agreement on juvenile detention dispute

The funding of juvenile detention has been an issued we've covered. We will have Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson on the show today at 5 p.m. to discuss this solution. Grover is also the president of the Florida Association of Counties. HOUSE, SENATE AGREE ON SOLUTION TO [...]

Hayward on running for Congress, in his own words

Hayward on running for Congress, in his own words

Last month, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward had not ruled out running for Congressman Jeff Miller's seat. His answer is pure Hayward-speak, but leaves the listeners thinking that he is considering running. The mayor definitely sees himself as the type of person the Republican Party is looking for [...]

City PIO tells PNJ Hayward not running for Congress

City PIO tells PNJ Hayward not running for Congress

The PNJ asked City of Pensacola Public Information Officer Vernon Stewart if the mayor was considering a run for Congress next year. Stewart said the mayor was focused on being a "great mayor for the City of Pensacola." Read PNJ. On May 21, Hayward appeared on the Morning Show on News Talk [...]

Hayward can run for Congress without giving up mayor post

Hayward can run for Congress without giving up mayor post

As one reader pointed out to me today, Florida law does not force a municipal, county or state official to resign in order to run for a federal office. The law was passed to allow then-Governor Charlie Crist to run as John McCain's vice president in 2008---had McCain asked him instead of Sarah [...]

Telephone polling for Hayward

Telephone polling for Hayward

Last night, I received a couple calls that someone was polling about the U.S. Congressional race ---if Rep. Jeff Miller choses to run for U.S. Senate next year. Voters were asked if they would vote for Ashton Hayward for Congress.

Matt Gaetz says dad has a lot more to give

Matt Gaetz says dad has a lot more to give

What does State Rep. Matt Gaetz think about his father, State Sen. Don Gaetz, running for U.S. Senate or Congress? “Here's what I know about my dad, Sen. Gaetz.” said Rep. Gaetz on "Pensacola Speaks" last week. “He's still got a lot more to give.” He said his father has seen how [...]

GOP Debate Playoff gets statewide attention

GOP Debate Playoff gets statewide attention

At least one person thought my GOP Debate Playoff was a good idea. Peter Schorsch picked it for his daily newsletter "Sunburn": BEST IDEA OF THE DAY - "Replace GOP presidential debates with a playoff system" via Rick Outzen

Replace GOP presidential debates with a playoff system

Replace GOP presidential debates with a playoff system

The 2016 Republican presidential field continues to grow. Yesterday Rick Santorum announced. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce next week. People are concerned how the Republican Party can do a meaningful debate with such a large field. My suggestion is a playoff system similar [...]

D.C. Buzz: Gaetz vs. Hayward for Congress

D.C. Buzz:  Gaetz vs. Hayward for Congress

The talk from Washington, D.C. is Rep. Jeff Miller will run U.S. Senate. I was told it's a 85 percentage chance he will jump in the race. Who do Beltway insiders think are the two top contenders for Miller's Congressional seat? State Senator Don Gaetz and Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward are [...]

Federal LIP offer may help impasse

Federal LIP offer may help impasse

A day after receiving word that Florida likely will receive about $1 billion next year for a key health-care program, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, said that the information could help end a state budget impasse. Vikki Wachino, director of the federal Centers for Medicare & [...]

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