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City politics: Once again much ado, little change

City politics: Once again much ado, little change

Pensacola City Hall came into this week with three contentious issues: CMPA Board of Trustees, Film Commission and Gallery Night. The first two involved the Pensacola City Council and third the Downtown Improvement Board. As the week comes to an end, little has really changed. The few changes [...]

PS Podcast: Rick Wilson on 2016 GOP presidential field

PS Podcast: Rick Wilson on 2016 GOP presidential field

Yesterday on "Pensacola Speaks," we talked with Rick Wilson, founder of Intrepid Media, about his thoughts on the GOP presidential field. Wilson mentioned how impressed he was with Sen. Marco Rubio's speech yesterday at Council on Foreign Relations. Rubio argued that the United States must [...]

Viewpoint: The Murky History of CMPA Board

Viewpoint: The Murky History of CMPA Board

By Christopher Lewis At 4 pm today, the Pensacola City Council will hold an extraordinary "emergency" special meeting during which it may vote to remove all 12 Trustees of the private developer Community Maritime Park Associates, Inc. (CMPA) Board – the 11 appointed by the Council and the one [...]

Podcast: Evers looking at Congressional race

Podcast: Evers looking at Congressional race

State Senator Greg Evers said yesterday on “Pensacola Speaks” that his seriously looking at running for Congress. “We keep all options open, but yes, we're definitely looking at that very seriously,” said Evers. “Keeping in mind, this all hinges on what Jeff does. If Jeff does not run [...]

Special meeting on CMPA board tomorrow

Special meeting on CMPA board tomorrow

The Pensacola City Council will hold an Emergency Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, beginning at 4:00 P.M., Council Chambers, 1st Floor of City Hall, 222 West Main Street. To discuss Community Maritime Park Associates, Inc. (CMPA) – Appointment and Removal of Trustees on the CMPA, and [...]

PS Today: Greg Evers and his political future

PS Today:  Greg Evers and his political future

State Sen. Greg Evers is being mentioned as a possible candidate for Congress (should Jeff Miller go for the U.S. Senate), Santa Rosa County Sheriff and even Commissioner of Agriculture in 2018. He will be on Pensacola Speaks today at 5:12 to talk about all these options. Pensacola Speaks [...]

Podcast: LaRuby May on her victory

Podcast: LaRuby May on her victory

All the provisional votes have been counted. Pensacola native LaRuby May has been declared the victor - by 80 votes - in her bid for Washington, D.C. Ward 8 city council seat. We had her on Friday's Pensacola Speaks. Her interview starts around the 1:00 mark.

Evers interested in Congress

Evers interested in Congress

If Congressman Jeff Miller decides to run for U.S. Senate in 2016, State Sen. Greg Evers is interest in his Congressional seat. Sen. Evers, R-Baker, told the Northwest Florida Daily News: “I feel like the people of this district deserve continuing good representation in Washington. I feel [...]

Kelley Bradford and other jail explosion victims face uncertain future under state’s workers comp law

Kelley Bradford and other jail explosion victims face uncertain future under state’s workers comp law

By T.S. Strickland This month hasn’t been a good one for Kelley Bradford. The Escambia County jail employee, who saved the life of Corrections Officer Chris Hankinson during last year’s explosion at the Central Booking and Detention Facility, is among 13 county employees injured in the blast [...]

PS Podcast: Who will run in 2016

PS Podcast: Who will run in 2016

On Pensacola Speaks, Full Contact Strategies CEO Ryan Wiggins played "Political Musical Chairs" with me. The key catalysts will be Jeff Miller leaving Congress to run for U.S. Senate and State Sen. Greg Evers running for Santa Rosa County Sheriff. If either or both happens, a lot of offices [...]

Mr. Mayor, please let the people talk with you

Mr. Mayor, please let the people talk with you

One person missing from the Destination 2020 event was Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. As I watched the slides of hundreds of citizens - white, black, Hispanic, Asian, young, old - participating in meetings on tourism, I was saddened that over the past 16 months the mayor hasn't led an open [...]

Special Session set for June. Governor comes back empty handed

Special Session set for June. Governor comes back empty handed

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Legislative leaders agreed Wednesday on the dates for a special session to hammer out a compromise on the state budget, as the federal government sent a clear signal that $2.2 billion in health-care funding at the center of the discussions is at [...]

Lt. Governor may enter U.S. Senate race

Lt. Governor may enter U.S. Senate race

The News Service of Florida reports: With Congressman Ron DeSantis announcing Wednesday that he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, he could face a Republican primary challenge from Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera. The Miami Herald reported Wednesday that Lopez-Cantera has been calling donors [...]

Council to discuss removal of CMPA board members

Council to discuss removal of CMPA board members

The Pensacola City Council has a long day next Monday. They will hold a Community Redevelopment Agency meeting, Agenda Review and a workshop on the report that was given to them over six months ago by its task force that made recommendations on how the city should help its homeless population. [...]

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