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Music Festival Press Conference/Party

Music Festival Press Conference/Party

Apple Annie's - Seville Quarter 5 - 6 p.m.  Thursday, Feb. 1 60 Cycles of Sound will play. Cash bar. We'll announce the basics about our downtown music festival. It will be an opportunity to show your support for the event and hear the IN Music Award-winning band. Please come out!!!

More Hart flyers

More Hart flyers

On Monday,we received two campaign flyers paid for by Florida's Mainstreet Merchants: one on property taxes that criticizes the Escambia County, Pensacola and Gulf Breeze governments; the other focused on Hart's Army experience (Lt. Col) and Shriner's background. What is the Florida's Mainstreet [...]

House District 3 observations –  Republican redux

House District 3 observations – Republican redux

All four candidates are claiming roots in the community - so its a non-issue. Ford has lived here the shortest - still has 15 yrs on GB city council. All have identified insurance and property taxes as hot button issues. Ford is the only one with a record of cutting property taxes. Banjanin [...]

FYI State writes the check

FYI State writes the check

Daily newspaper missed that the State of Florida will pay for the House District 3 election. Escambia County will be reimbursed for any expenditures. Est. costs $175,000-200,000 for primaries and general election.

Campaign Lit review: Banjanin

Blue & Black type on white card stock. Pictures from the 1980's. Emphasis on past legislative experience and military. Strangely no mention of Pensacola City Council or Escambia County Commission. May appeal to gray-haired voters - me excluded. ______________________ Frankly I was surprised Tom [...]

Campaign Lit review: Hart

We've gotten four mailers from Lyn Hart....putting his campaign war chest to quick use: First one had the tagline: "Roots Matter to trees..." then on back side adds" ...and to communities." Details: Pensacola resident for 44 years, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hadji Shrine, Sertoma, Jaycees, [...]

Campaign Lit review: Ford

Clay Ford nailed it with best and probably most expensive professional mailer to date. Driven to serve people, solve problems: highlights his military career, growing up in Arkansas, law degree, masters in public administration. Events changed his life and ours: talks about his wife being in [...]

Campaign Lit review: Scarborough

The George Scarborough mailer we got last Friday led with this quote: We need a leader who will put taxpayers and homeowners first! It's time to just say no to special interests in Tallahassee. Letter on the other side states insurance crisis was created by politicians more worried about [...]

Strong Mayor to the Ballot!

Strong Mayor to the Ballot!

Portland Mercury reports on Portland, Oregon putting a strong mayor initiative on the ballot: Portland is the last city of its size to still have a "commissioner" form of government, in which power is essentially equal among the mayor and city council. Six attempts to replace that shared [...]

Racists takeover PNJ website

Racists takeover PNJ website

Today the daily newspaper ran a positive article on the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce naming Pat Brown as its Business Person of the Year. The comments on pnj.com posted following the article are some of the most ignorant and racist I've read in a long time. Would the PNJ or any [...]

IN letter dead wrong on ECUA

From Jim McClellan: Rick, the letter in this week’s IN regarding Steve Sorrell was way wrong. I’m going to do a letter for next week, but I would appreciate it if you could also maybe at least mention something in the blog about it. The last ECUA post is way down the list or I would just [...]

Crist agrees with Outzen

Crist agrees with Outzen

Gov. Charlie Crist is saying county and city governments are the problem with property taxes. They are spending too much money. "My obligation is not to work for local government. It's to work for local people," Crist said. "People are paying exorbitant property taxes at the local level and they [...]

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