The Legislature has sent a $72 billion budget to the governor. Crist has line-item veto power to delete any items that he believes are pork. Here is a pdf of the pork by county:County by County
Back in 2000, Escambia County passed an additional 1-cent bed tax for a soccer complex and Pensacola Beach convention center with a parking garage. The county commissioners figured a way out of the commitment and used the money elsewhere for tourist-related expenditures, i.e. marketing. I guess [...]
My hometown, Greenville, Miss., made the NY Times....for its Kool-Aid soaked dill pickles. "They are either the worst thing to happen to pickles or a particularly brave new taste sensation, but Kool-Aid dills are now popular in Mississippi Delta." Read the article: A Sweet So Sour: Kool-Aid [...]
Late Hawkshaw addition Plain Jane Automobile: Orlando band that's gaining attention and fans across the South.
Movie Trailers - What's coming Clubland (Australian comedy) June 28;The Bourne Ultimatum; Harry Potter
WednesDaily Dose Daily papers won’t give you the interesting paper we turn out, but you can support them just the same. The story Killer Apologizes is a follow-up to yesterday’s extremely disturbing story on the same guy. We’ll post the sentence when it comes out. Wednesday Toob BONES! [...]
...bringing back a favorite Rick's Blog feature:
Broward County government launched a free discount drug card program Tuesday that is estimated to cut the cost of prescriptions an average of 20 percent for residents with or without medical insurance. No tax dollars are involved. Broward is one of more than 700 communities participating in the [...]
Boston Globe DC bureau chief Peter Cannellos sees potential doom and gloom with Florida's early primary move: "...That's why Florida's move is potentially damaging. With its now-routine ballot controversies, single-issue voting blocs, and big-money media markets saturated with campaign ads, [...]
The advisory committee that is examining the Escambia County fire safety system is finishing its report. County commissioners will get it in the next two-three weeks. Three commissioners are up for election in 2008 - Mike Whitehead, Marie Young and Kevin White so the volunteers may try to exert [...]
Hawkshaw Videos Check the YouTube videos of the Hawkshaw Music Fest performers on INweekly.net. Hawkshaw Videos - Part 2 More Hawkshaw performers: Mayday Parade, Dash Rip Rock, Chris McCarty Band, Entropy, Gary Hempsey.
TuesDaily Dose Time for a coffee break—go look out a window for five minutes, or just click around the area to see what’s going on from your desk. Hey, kind of like teleporting. New Music Tuesday New releases in the wonderful, wide world of music.