‘State & National News’ Archives
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will be in Pensacola today to discuss Obamacara. The visit is part of his tour, which Saint Peter's Blog describes as a "redemption tour." Rubio is appearing before friendly, pro-business crowds tell them about the "dangers" of Obamacare. He was in Gainesville Monday, [...]
The Miramar, Fla. city council chose Kathleen Woods-Richardson, former director of Miami-Dade County's Public Works and Waste Management Department where she oversaw more than 1,730 employees and managed a budget of $629 million. The vote was 3-2 vote. The other two votes went for Allyson Love, [...]
by: Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services As the Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, I am on a mission to make sure all of our nation’s children have the best possible chance at a [...]
SaintPetersBlog.com is having fun with the proposed debate on Stand Your Ground between Rep. Matt Gaetz and executive director of the Dream Defenders, Phillip Agnew. There is now even a poster. BTW: I've had the trademark on name "Baby Gaetz" since April 2011.
The Miami Herald reports that Rep. Matt Gaetz has agreed to a televised debate with Dream Defenders Director Phillip Agnew on Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law. Agnew said he challenged Gaetz to a verbal duel late Sunday after spotting news reports that Gaetz wouldn't support [...]
SaintPetersblog reports that Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Gainesville) told constituents at a town hall event that a provision in Obamacare imposing a 10% tax on tanning bed use was a "racist tax" that discriminates "because of the color of my skin." "I had an Indian doctor in our office the other day, [...]
The Honorable Ken Detzner Florida Secretary of State Florida Department of State R.A. Gray Building 500 South Bronough Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250 Dear Secretary Detzner: I write to request a special session of the Florida Legislature be held at the earliest convenience under [...]
In a telephone interview today, Pensacola attorney and political pundit Mike Papantonio said Charlie Crist doesn't appear to be gaining much traction among Progressives around the state of Florida. Earlier today, Peter Schorsch of SaintPetersBlog.com reported that the most recent Kitchens Group [...]
In terms of personal finances, the Senate president dwarfs the House speaker. Senate President Don Gaetz lists his net worth at $26.2 million, compared to $288,075 reported by Speaker Weatherford, according to newly filed disclosure forms. The president's wealth has grown from $21.4 million in [...]
Former Escambia County Administrator Randy Oliver is among the five finalist for the administrator position at Lee County, Fla. He had one-on-one meetings with Lee County commissioners yesterday. See news report.
Stars and Stripes reports that the chief of the Air Force’s sexual assault prevention and response branch--Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski-- was arrested by Arlington, Va. police this weekend and charged with sexual battery. Krusinski, 41, is accused of approaching a woman in a parking lot and [...]
Press Release—Jack Nobles, former small business owner and community leader, today received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and was hailed as “pro-gun” by the United Sportsmen of Florida. An “A” rating is the highest rating a candidate can receive from the NRA [...]