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Bingo casino fight

Bingo casino fight

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 [...]

Coyotes seen

Coyotes seen

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.

NorthEscambia wants more time, too

NorthEscambia wants more time, too

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. [...]

PNJ has it backwards

PNJ has it backwards

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, [...]

Sansom resigns

Sansom resigns

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.

City Businesses suffer in 2009

City Businesses suffer in 2009

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 [...]

IN Your Head TV: Kendrick Meek

IN Your Head TV: Kendrick Meek

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.

Video to rally support for plan

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 [...]

Two More Years

Two More Years

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 [...]

Simon Property Group may merge

Simon Property Group may merge

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.

IN Your Head TV, Feb. 18

IN Your Head TV, Feb. 18

Guests are Sheriff David Morgan - Topic: Functional Consolidation; Pensacola City Council member Maren DeWeese - Topic: Pensacola Promise Airs live on Blab TV 3-4 p.m.; rebroadcast tomorrow morning 7-8 a.m.

Tick, tick…Consolidation plan deadline approaches

Tick, tick…Consolidation plan deadline approaches

The local legislative delegation will vote on Feb. 22 whether it will present a consolidation bill to the state legislature. All bills must be be turned in the first day of the 2010 session, March 2. Our state representatives are either silent or non-committal on the plan. Only Dave Murzin [...]

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