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PJC Faculty- greedy union

I received this email yesterday: I am commenting about your article, "PJC FACULTY OUTRAGED OVER CUTS". The article, very well written by the way, showed just how selfish, and greedy the PJCFA union is. The faculty says their issue is not about the 2% raise. Every time they voice their [...]

Another view on using locals

Mark O'Brien brings up an interesting point on his blog: "What happens when Mobile, Milton and Gulf Breeze also decide to keep their dollars in their communities? Better to get the lowest and best bid for the job -- all citizens here are helping to pay that bill." A couple flaws in this [...]

Commissioner upset about Saenger

Commissioner Grover Robinson isn't happy about a Michigan paint contractor getting the work over a local business that was apparently the low bidder. Robinson thought that Robertson Curtis had the contract. "This is a problem. If a local sub-contractor is the low bidder, then they should get the [...]

Local contractor was low bidder on Saengar paint job

By IN reporter Sean Boone When Dooley-Mack was awarded as the contractor for the Saenger Theatre's renovation project, Robertson-Curtis Inc. was under the impression it was going to be working as a painting sub-contractor. The company was told they held the lowest bid for the work, but [...]

Boone Report: Locals would paint Saenger for $16/hour

IN reporter Sean Boone interviewed the protesters: Members of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades stood outside the Saenger Theatre on Tuesday morning to protest the use of out-of-town contracted painters for its building renovations. "They are using a lot of people from up [...]

Local painters picket Saenger Theatre

The painters working on the renovation of the Saenger Theatre are making $26/hour, but unfortunately they are from Michigan, not Pensacola ---according to the leaders of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. The local members of the union are picketing the Saenger Theatre [...]

Petland to be picketed

The Junior Humane Society of Pensacola will mark St. Valentine's Day by sponsoring a protest at PETLAND at 6235 Davis Highway in Pensacola from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. Anyone interested in joining this protest is welcome to meet in the shopping center by 11 a.m. They even invite [...]

Miller votes against Children’s Health Insurance

Congressman Jeff Miller voted last Wednesday against Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. Total vote: 290 yeas to 135 nays. The bill will have a posi tive impact on the area's only children's hospital - Sacred Heart. It funds State Children’s Health Insurance [...]

Trustees respond to Attorney General

The Board of Trustees of Northwest Florida State College have sent a letter to Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on its March 2008 meeting with State Rep. Ray Sansom in Tallahassee. In the letter, the board chairman, Wesley Wilkerson, says that the March meeting was necessary because the [...]

Moby attacks blog

PNJ columnist Mark O'Brien used his column today to go after this blog: "At http://ricksblog.biz, you will find some good scoops on government. But Rick Outzen often prints unconfirmed items and writes about events he doesn't attend, so his error rate is high." Since I haven't hesitated to [...]

Elebash bashes Maren DeWeese

The long-time critic of the Community Maritime Park, C.C. Elebash, is trying to quiet one of the strongest voices for getting the park built, Council member Maren DeWeese. He is claiming on several blogs and forums that she has a conflict of interest should not vote on issues that involve the [...]

Teen violence continues to escalate

WEAR TV is reporting that a 15 year old has been shot in what may be a drive-by shooting. It happened Sunday near the intersection of Figland and Ensley Initial reports indicate the teen was shot twice--in the back and in the leg. The victim is alive and in a local hospital. Too early to tell if [...]

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