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House looks to clamp down on local taxes

March 9, 2017

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A wide-ranging bill that would rein in local governments’ ability to increase taxes narrowly passed the House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday. The committee approved the measure…

Politics

Three generations of Gaetzes do not back down

March 8, 2017

By Duwayne Escobedo Inweekly Don Gaetz said watching his son Matt confront hundreds of angry protestors against his son’s policy to eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Education and Obamacare on Open Gaetz…

Pensacola

Gaetz Pensacola’s next mayor?

March 7, 2017

By Duwayne Escobedo A recent survey commissioned by Inweekly found Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward, a two-term incumbent, could be vulnerable in the 2018 election should he run a third time. Among likely voters, Hayward garnered just…

Politics

Corcoran Opening Day remarks

March 7, 2017

By THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Here are House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s remarks, as prepared, to open the 2017 legislative session: We began this journey together a little over 100 days ago guided by a singular…

Entertainment Pensacola

Telling Trader Jon’s story [podcast]

March 6, 2017

On “Pensacola Speaks,” Keith Hoffert talks about working with Vintage Flick on a film project that tells the story of Pensacola’s iconic bar, Trader Jon’s, through the voices of its patrons. They have created a funding…

Escambia County

Bergosh launches one-stop events on Apr. 3

March 3, 2017

District 1 Commissioner Jeff Bergosh will host a one-stop roundtable Monday, April 3. Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions, express concerns and gather information without having to make an appointment with each of the…

Politics

Dream of ‘Wild West’ die in Florida Supreme Court

March 2, 2017

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Rejecting arguments by Second Amendment supporters, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a longstanding state ban on people openly carrying firearms in public. Justices, in a 4-2…