Politics

Townsend swing vote

January 6, 2011

It’s a draw for the Council presidency. The decider will be Ronald Townsend. Sam Hall: Megan Pratt, John Jerralds, PC Wu and Sam Hall Maren DeWeese: Larry Johnson, Brian Spencer, Sherri Myers and Maren DeWeese. Big…

News

Will Grand Jury investigate MPDP?

January 6, 2011

Yesterday, we broke the news on this blog that Maritime Park Development Partners filed suit against Community Maritime Park Associates. The lawsuit was expected after the CMPA board evoked a clause in its contract with MPDP…

Buzz

Buzz: Where did Perdido funds come from?

January 6, 2011

Where did the county get the funds for the new $5 million chamber building/firehouse? From the Local Sales Option Tax, but the original budget for the meeting room and expansion was only $1.5 million in 2007-08.…

Politics

MPDP files suit against CMPA

January 5, 2011

Maritime Park Development Partners filed yesterday a lawsuit against Community Maritime Park Associates. Case No. 2011 CA 000012.…

Education

UWF fails to make best value list

January 5, 2011

Six Florida public universities are listed among the 100 `best values’ by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. 2. The University of Florida 11. New College of Florida 20. Florida State University 33. University of Central Florida 55. University…

BP Disaster

BP: Show us the contracts

January 5, 2011

Mobile Press Register:The Center for Justice and Democracy A nonprofit group on Tuesday asked Gulf Coast attorneys general to pressure the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and BP PLC to release all documents and contracts connecting the…

State & National News

Governor Rick Scott Inaugural Address

January 5, 2011

Governor Crist, thank you for your graciousness. Mr.President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Cabinet, Mr. Chief Justice and members of the Supreme Court. Distinguished guests and my fellow Floridians. We gather today to talk about Florida’s…

Buzz

Buzz: Suter expansion

January 5, 2011

Parents are excited to hear that Suter Elementary will be expanding, replacing the trailers with “bricks and mortar.” This is seen as a victory for Board member Patty Hightower, who fought hard three years ago to…

Politics

Hayward Pledge-o-meter

January 3, 2011

The St. Petersburg Times has established its GOP Pledge-O-Meter to track the campaign promises of the Republican Congress and Gov. Rick Scott. The 2010 election for Pensacola mayor was the first time we elected a strong…

State & National News

GOP Congress theme song: Undo it.

January 3, 2011

New York Times: Soon after the 112th Congress convenes Wednesday, Republicans in the House plan to make good on a campaign promise that helped vault many new members to victory: voting to repeal President Obama’s health…

Politics

2010 Top Political Stories: Demise of Consolidation

December 30, 2010

Consolidation ended with a big loud thud in early 2010. Twenty or thirty years ago, the heavy-handed, backroom politics used by some of the proponents for consolidating the governments of Escambia County, Century and Pensacola into…