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Who will replace Mel Martinez

The biggest name being batted around is popular former Gov. Jeb Bush. However, I wouldn't rule out MSNBC host and former Congressman Joe Scarborough. Yes, he's moved to the Washington, D.C., but I don't think he's sold his Pensacola home yet. Joe did very well as political analyst during the [...]

CMP could begin Feb. 2009

The summary of the Master Developer Agreement has a timeline for the various phases. It shows that Land Capital plans to start moving dirt on the site in February 2009. Stadium will be completed by October 2010. See: draft-cmpa-mdp-summary-11-30-08

Boone Report: Port director says lease is good deal

by IN reporter Sean Boone by Sean Boone Pensacola Port Director Clyde E. Mathis says the proposed Council amendment to the lease between the Pate Stevedore cold storage company and the city will be a great benefit for the community. "We've been negotiating for several months with Pate and [...]

More layoffs

This time it's at the Pensacola News Journal. Owner Gannett has ordered another 10-percent cut throughout the system. We hear the cuts include three employees from the Sports staff, a features writer and a photographer.

Martinez won’t seek re-election

U.S. Mel Martinez has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2010. Read more.

Taxpayers Association to form

Last night in a packed room in McGuire's Irish Pub, attorney Bob Kerrigan announced that he was forming a group to be a watchdog over the budgets of county and city government. Kerrigan is the leader who spearheaded bringing Florida TaxWatch into town to figure out how Escambia County was spending [...]

Free our CMP

I read the daily newspaper's article on yesterday's Community Maritime Park Associates Board meeting. It's titled "Maritime Park plan in flux." Folks, we have to get rid of this notion that the Community Maritime Park plans can't be adjusted from the original conceptual drawings done three years [...]

Century approves All-For-One concept

The Century City Council listened last night to Scott Remington and Jason Crawford talk about consolidating Escambia County into one unified government. The council then passed a resolution that endorsed asking the state legislature to form a commission to further study the concept and draft a [...]

Severe buy-out clause in Port lease

City staff is presenting on Dec. 8 to the city council’s Enterprise Committee a lease amendment for Pate Cold Storage that will extend the lease through 2022 and take away the city’s right to cancel the agreement without a huge payment to the lessee. The cost to terminate would be [...]

Boone Report: GOP retreat

By IN reporter Sean Boone According to Florida State Rep. Greg Evers, the Republican state lawmakers that met in Destin two weeks ago for a four-day retreat, focused primarily on the budget of the state. "There was a lot of concern and talk about the budget as far as where we are," he says. [...]

All For One in Century tonight

Escambia All-For-One is in Century tonight What: Century City Council Meeting When: Tonight, Dec 1st @ 7pm Where: Century City Hall Purpose: Presentation to city council asking for their support and involvement in the process of evaluating a Unified Government for our county. We are asking [...]

End lame duck councils

The Pensacola Charter Review Commission needs to move up the timeline for when a new council takes office. This two-month lag time between the election and when the new members are sworn in is too long. The Escambia County Commission takes office at the next meeting after the election. The [...]

Hall hit with lawsuit over taser use

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall has been named in a federal lawsuit by a Navarre couple and a neighbor that alleges "blatant use of excessive force." The couple, Daniel and Cathy Thompson, and former Navarre resident Edgar Knowling say they were beaten - one Tasered - and wrongfully arrested [...]

Florida has real financial crisis

State economists report that they project Florida will collect $31.4-billion less in taxes than expected over the next four years. Why? Fewer people are moving to the state for the first time since air conditioning was invented. According to the St. Petersburg Times, our governors and [...]

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