I spoke with Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford on whether or not special election would be necessary to fill the State House District 4 seat that has been vacated Ray Sansom. Governor Charlie Crist and the Secretary of State will make the call, but it appears that since the [...]
Mike Wiggins stopped by the office just a minute ago. He is on his way to file for mayor. No word yet on Lumon May or Ashton Hayward.
The state of Alabama is fighting over bingo casinos. Many of the players on the pro-gambling side are the same ones involved in Keefer/Valentino plan to bring bingo casinos to Perdido Key. According to the Mobile Press Register, "The heavy artillery is rolling out in Alabama's bingo war, with [...]
WEAR TV reports that coyotes have been seen in the area from Gulf Breeze to Perdido Key (read/see video). The IN hasn't seen any coyotes but has heard that several cougars have been sighted in downtown Pensacola.
William Reynolds of NorthEscambia.com agrees that consolidation needs to be studied and vetted more before it is placed on the ballot. He really skewers the process in his viewpoint (read). The entire process was rushed faster than a kid’s science project the day before it was due. [...]
BACKWARDS PROCESS Consolidation battle has not become about the details of the plan. Instead, the fight has been over whether the public should vote on the plan that no one other than the study commission got to see before it was set in stone and sent to our lawmakers. For the Independent News, [...]
State Rep. Ray Sansom has resigned from his House District 4 seat, according to the Miami Herald. His attorney hand-delivered Sansom's resignation letter to the Capitol shortly before 8 p.m. Read article. Read Letter.
The City Council Finance Committee will review the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ended Sept. 30, 2009. The City's enterprises, its businesses - Utility, Sanitation, Port and Airport, had a very bad year. Before depreciation, the enterprises are down nearly $2 million. The [...]
We will Congressman Kendrick Meek, who is running for U.S. Senate, will be on my show today from 3-4 p.m. You can watch it online at blabtv.com.
There is a video on YouTube asking voters to pressure the local state legislators to place the Consolidation Plan on the ballot next fall. It's mantra - "Tell your lawmakers you want better government." Great - but who got to decide what that "better" government will look like? It wasn't the [...]
The state legislators should table the Consolidation Plan until the proposal is fully discussed by the voters and modifications made to it based on the voters' input---not based on the demands of constitutional officers, politicians, bureaucrats and special interest groups. Commissioner Wilson [...]
The owner of Cordova Mall and the dilapidated, nearly abandoned University Mall is in merger talks with General Growth Properties. This may get something to happen at the old mall on Davis Highway. Read more.