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Buzz: Murzin or Benson to replace Valentino

Buzz: Murzin or Benson to replace Valentino

The Buzz from Tallahassee is that Gov. Charlie Crist will appoint either Dave Murzin or Holly Benson to replace Gene Valentino, who was indicted earlier today for allegedly soliciting campaign contributions in his office. Benson is running for Florida Attorney General, but has little chance of [...]

Valentino indicted (updated)

Valentino indicted (updated)

Commissioner Gene Valentino has been indicted by the Escambia County Grand Jury for the solicitation of any political contribution in a building owned by a government agency. It is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail and $1,000 fine. It involves an [...]

How to kill an idea

As the election season approaches, the Pensacola City Council has begun to demonstrate the singular ability to destroy innovative ideas. Instead of figuring out how to make the Pensacola Promise proposal better and make it work, they shred it apart. Discussion is from the perspective of how not to [...]

Pensacola Promise presentation

Here is Maren DeWeese's Presentation on Pensacola Promise: PART 2 PART 3

Feds, IRS investigate Florida GOP over credit card scandals

Feds, IRS investigate Florida GOP over credit card scandals

From The Hill Blog: The FBI and IRS have launched an criminal investigation into the Republican Party of Florida's issuing of credit cards to elected officials and staff. Read more.

Crist drops GOP from campaign website

Crist drops GOP from campaign website

Folks, the announcement is coming. Gov. Charlie Crist has dropped any mention of the Republican Party from his campaign website.

Steve Stevens nomination blocked

The nomination of Steve Stevens to the Public Service Commission was derailed today when Senate confirmation committee chairman J.D. Alexander, R-Lake Wales, adjourned without taking a vote. Alexander who is also Senate’s budget chief abruptly called an end to the meeting this morning with three [...]

Milton High will have First Amendment graduation, too

Milton High will have First Amendment graduation, too

Parents and preachers in Milton are organizing a separate graduation for Milton High School. The so-called "First Amendment Graduation" is being announced meetings on campus. Pace High School, of course, also has one planned. Still no word whether the students and their parents will boycott the [...]

Scarborough thinks Crist can win as I

Scarborough thinks Crist can win as I

On Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough said that Florida is a state where an Independent can win a statewide race if he has the money and name recognition to mount a strong campaign. Gov. Charlie Crist has both. Scarborough described challenger Marco Rubio as a superstar among Conservatives, as [...]

Promise is DOA with Entrenched Eight

Promise is DOA with Entrenched Eight

Sadly but as anticipated, eight Pensacola City Council members voted against Pensacola Promise yesterday....more accurately they voted to study it more, which is the much-used tactic by the City Council when it wants to avoid a decision and kill an idea. The African-American council members - [...]

Chamber Career Academy Program gets highest designation

At its inaugural Career Academy Awards Luncheon, the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Florida Next Generation Learning Community were honored by the Ford Partnership in Advanced Studies and the Ford Motor Company Fund with designation as a Professional Development Resource [...]

Crist set to announce switch

Crist set to announce switch

CBS News is reporting that Gov. Charlie Crist has pulled his television ads in Orlando, Pensacola and Tampa Bay. I expect him to announce that he will be running as an independent before the week is out. Read more.

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