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Explain this Dave Murzin

May 23, 2007

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: The Florida Legislature ended its annual session without achieving its No. 1 goal: reducing property taxes. Legislators did, however, vote to increase property taxes by $546 million. It happened because of the way…

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Rubio tax plan – unequal

May 23, 2007

St. Petersburg Times: A St. Petersburg Times analysis of county property appraiser data has found that one out of 10 homes would not benefit from a plan recently floated by House Speaker Marco Rubio. Many of…

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Property tax politics

May 23, 2007

The Florida Association of Counties has put together a “communications tool kit” to help local officials influence public opinion through the media, the Internet and volunteers. Let’s see if our local politicos will use it.…

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Murzin vs. County

May 23, 2007

Last night’s Escambia County Commission meeting had State Rep. Dave Murzin in attendance as the County Administrator George Touart and the Commissioners danced around how they will deal with reduced revenues if the state legislature rolls…

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Added to Blognetnews.com

May 22, 2007

Rick’s Blog has been added to Blognetnews.com (www.blognetnews.com/Florida ). The site carries the best of Florida’s blogs, plus a quick guide to where debates are raging in the comments, a list of news stories bloggers are…

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Risen from the dead

May 22, 2007

Finally woke up. Slept all day Monday to recover from Hawkshaw. Festival went off without a hitch, Cowboy Mouth/Zac Brown Band/ Dash Rip Rock closed the weekend strong. Over 5000 active duty and their families enjoyed…

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Hawkshaw completes first day

May 20, 2007

We had 1,002 paid customers and about 3,200 active duty military throughout the day. No bad incidents. The crowds heard great music all day long. Highlights: 60 Cycles of Sound, Ligion and Coffey Anderson. Ligion spent an hour…

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Marines excited about Hawkshaw

May 17, 2007

Today Jeff DeWeese and I spoke at 6:30 p.m to 2000 Marines at NAS Pensacola about this weekend’s music festival. We personally invited them to come. The past two hours we have had 1000 visitors to…

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Buzz: McCoy to retire

May 17, 2007

A reliable source reported that WCOA’s Pensacola Speaks host Luke McCoy will retire. Trying to find out a few more details. Since the Community Maritime Park vote, WCOA’s ratings and ad revenues have fallen drastically. McCoy…

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Hawkshaw Weather

May 17, 2007

SATURDAY Mostly Sunny Mostly sunny and beautiful for the morning. Mostly sunny and beautiful in the afternoon. Clear in the evening. Clear overnight. High 81; Low 59 SUNDAY Partly Sunny Partly sunny in the morning. Partly…

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Whose fingerprints?

May 17, 2007

Seminole County has a problem. In April, a fingerprint analyst was suspended with pay, mostly for identifying prints that other analysts have since said were inconclusive. The Orlando Sentinel reports: “The analyst at the center of…

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BellSouth buys Legislature

May 17, 2007

Wonder how the phone industry got the Florida Legislature to rewrite the cable franchise laws and allow the phone companies to offer TV cable service without getting any approval from local governments? BellSouth spent at least…

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Landfill finally fined

May 17, 2007

Escambia County Circuit Judge Terry D. Terrell declared Louisiana Investment Group LLC,the owner of the Saufley Landfill, in contempt of court and issued daily fines retroactive to May 7, the day after the deadline for the…

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Official Hawkshaw Guide online

May 17, 2007

It’s a miracle. Six months of planning resulted in a music festival that you’re going to attend…or else. It features local, regional and national bands, beer and the general partying that brings the community together. The…

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Latest Schedule for Hawkshaw

May 16, 2007

We’ve had to shift a few things around. Weather looks to be great!!!! Hawkshaw Music Festival Line Up SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007 North/ Stage 1 1:00 Entropy 2:00 Good Foote 3:00 60 Cycles of Sound 4:00…