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PS Today: CBRE, VT-MAE and Children

PS Today: CBRE, VT-MAE and Children

On Pensacola Speaks, Councilman Charles Bare will talk about his proposal to terminate CBRE's listing agreement for the Maritime Park. He will be followed by the president and CEO of CEDA, Scott Luth, who will discuss the VT-MAE project at the Pensacola International Airport. And then award-winning [...]

City Council to discuss terminating CBRE listing agreement for CMP

City Council to discuss terminating CBRE listing agreement for CMP

Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare will be placing on the agenda for the April council meeting a motion to terminating CBRE's listing agreement for the Maritime Park. The agenda item reads as follows: In 2013, the City of Pensacola engaged CBRE Inc. to assist in the marketing of properties [...]

Gaetz explains state budget differences

Gaetz explains state budget differences

A message for Sen. Don Gaetz: With four weeks of work behind us and five weeks of decisions ahead, the Florida Legislature is bearing down on the 2015-2016 budget and the other state-wide policies that affect our communities, businesses and families. Here are a few of the major budget issues [...]

Apparently Scott does not agree w/Grover and Wilson on the confederate heritage

Apparently Scott does not agree w/Grover and Wilson on the confederate heritage

BACKROOM BRIEFING: APPOMATTOX FOR CONFEDERATE VETERANS? By BRANDON LARRABEE, JIM TURNER AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Former Confederate soldiers might not be admitted to the state Veterans' Hall of Fame anytime soon --- but if there's anything that their supporters are familiar [...]

Council passes Move to Amend resolution

Council passes Move to Amend resolution

Mike Potters let me know last night that the Pensacola City Council passed last night the resolution endorsing the constitutional amendment supported by Move to Amend. Potters said the resolution asked "Congress to put forth and support an amendment to the US constitution that Money is Not Free [...]

PS podcast: Matt Gaetz on tax cuts and Charlotte’s Web

On Pensacola Speaks, Rep. Matt Gaetz, chairman of the House Finance & Tax Committee, talks about the huge tax cuts his committee passed. He also gives us his viewpoints on the hold-ups in implementing the Cbarlotte's Web law. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday [...]

Grover fights for funds in Tallahassee

Grover fights for funds in Tallahassee

County commissioners from various parts of the state urged lawmakers Wednesday to approve a proposal that could end a long-running battle about how to split juvenile-detention costs. Commissioners told the House Appropriations Committee they are looking for a "50-50 split" on the disputed costs. [...]

Bondi early favorite for U.S. Senate in 2016

Bondi early favorite for U.S. Senate in 2016

GOP insiders keep telling me that Marco Rubio will run for president and forego an second term in the U.S. Senate. If he does, then how does it impact Florida politics? On Pensacola Speaks, Peter Schorsch of SaintPetersblog.com said, "I think Marco ends up losing nobly in the Presidential race [...]

PS podcast: Myers on Move to Amend

PS podcast: Myers on Move to Amend

Tomorrow night, the Pensacola Coffee Party and Northwest Florida Move to Amend will attend the Pensacola City Council meeting to speak out in favor of the council voting on a resolution that supports a constitutional amendment would reverse the United States Supreme Court’s 2010 “Citizens [...]

City attorney contract a ‘honest error’

City attorney contract a ‘honest error’

The city of Pensacola's chief operations officer sent an email to Pensacola City Council yesterday a little before 6 p.m. regarding what she called an "honest error" by the city's Human Resources Director on the employment agreement for City Attorney Lysia Bowling. COO Tamara Fountain told the [...]

House passes steeper tax cut, deeper than what Scott wanted

House passes steeper tax cut, deeper than what Scott wanted

The Florida House passed $690 million tax-reduction package that offers sales-tax holidays and eliminating taxes on gun-club memberships, college textbooks, materials purchased at book fairs and vehicles purchased overseas and brought to Florida by military members. Dominic M. Calabro, President [...]

PS Podcast: Underhill on his first 100 days

PS Podcast: Underhill on his first 100 days

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill came on Pensacola Speaks yesterday and talked about the county projects in District 2 and about the creation of cybersecurity jobs. 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 [...]

PS Podcast: Spencer wants to reduce size of CMPA board

PS Podcast: Spencer wants to reduce size of CMPA board

On Pensacola Speaks, Councilman Brian Spencer talks about the issues with the CMPA board and suggests it may be time to reduce its size to seven or eight members. 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 – [...]

It is official, Lysia Bowling is new city attorney

It is official, Lysia Bowling is new city attorney

The Mayor's office emailed last Thursday to the council copies of the contract for Lysia Bowling, the new city attorney. Strangely, the contract makes Bowling an at-will employee of the mayor and makes no reference to the city council having to approve her termination. The agreement is between [...]

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