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We Vote PAC 10/30 report

Supervisor of Elections office didn't have We Vote's latest campaign report online. We called and they loaded it up this morning. Looks like all the candidates contributed for a fish fry/campaign rally. Sam Hall contributed an additional $500 through his company, Southern Eclectic LLC. Candidate [...]

State pension fund plummets

St. Pete Times reports that in the last 13 months, the state pension plan lost more than a quarter of its value, or $37.9-billion. It peaked at $138.4-billion on Sept. 30, 2007, and was worth $100.5-billion on Oct. 31. The local government pool, which was once the largest in the country, shrank [...]

Outback next to fall?

Outback Steakhouse's parent company (Tampa-based OSI) posted a $46 million loss during its summer quarter. Consumers are moving away from casual dining chains to fast-food chains....and even cooking their meals or at least using their microwaves. Outback lost $46.6 million during the quarter [...]

Another mill shuts down

This one is in Panama City. According to the Herald Tribune, the Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation will suspend operations on Nov. 22. In March, the Panama City mill was named the 2007 containerboard mill division plant of the year. It was the second time in five years the Panama City mill [...]

Eight days

That's how it took the Pensacola News Journal to write an article on the increase in gun sale. Eight days after Sean Boone posted his article on inweekly.net. On Wayne-Dalton, we had a 24-hour jump. The Jim Paul story we did on Nov. 6.

Committee also approves Halcorp lease

By 3-1 vote, Mayor-elect Mike Wiggins was the sole vote against it. Sean Boone was at the meeting. We will post more later today.

Enterprise Committee approves airport hotel deal

By IN reporter Sean Boone After nearly two hours of discussion over the potential lease agreement between the airport and Sandspur Development on Monday, the City Council Enterprise Committee ultimately decided to approve the 11.44-acre agreement with the developer after an alteration to [...]

Why be upset about Halcorp contributions

Halcorp did nothing wrong by contributing $5,500 towards Pensacola City Council campaigns and another $1,000 to the We Vote PAC. It's a wise investment for them in people and organizations that it believes will approve and support its efforts to amendment its lease at the Port of [...]

Halcorp donates to Movement for Change PAC

By IN reporter Sean Boone It's not a shocker that Halcorp--a liquid asphalt company that has had a 20-year contract with the city to do work out of the port--wants an extension to its expiring contract. But what is surprising is where Halcorp has politically invested its money. Back in [...]

Council may reject Endry/Caldwell bid for ESP bldg

City Manager Al Coby and Community Development Director Thaddeus Cohen are commending the Economic and Community Development Committee of the city council reject a bid by Palafox 16, LLC (Tosh Belsinger, Joe Endry, Miller Caldwell, Jr., Miller Caldwell, III and David Brannen) for the former offices [...]

Donovan Mythology: Part Three

Councilman Marty Donovan states in his campaign literature that he will continue "to develop and implement an aggressive economic development strategy." The truth is Donovan has opposed the building of the Community Maritime Park - even though his district voted for it, 2,006-1,562. He has [...]

Donovan Mythology: Part Two

Pensacola City Councilman Marty Donovan also states his campaign literature that he "spearheaded the city's efforts to build 26 major stormwater treatment projects." The truth is the Pensacola City Council approved a stormwater utility to deal with the stormwater problems of Bayou Texar in [...]

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