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Saturday October 25th 2014

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Gaetz: Valentino transportation idea passes

Just got off the phone with State Sen. Don Gaetz. He told me that Conforming Appropriations Bill that is about to be announced by the Florida House and Senate will have a provision that will budget funds to allow the regional TPO to meet work with the Department of Transportation to determine if [...]

Ford’s scorecard

State Rep. Clay Ford got one general bill passed-HB 1175: Recovery, Towing & Storage of Vehicles & Vessels The other five were postponed indefinitely or withdrawn: HB 103: Voyeurism HB 105: Homestead Assessments HB 141: Annuity Contracts for Senior Consumers HB 959: Credit Counseling [...]

Evers scorecard

State Rep. Greg Evers did worse than Murzin. The only personal bill that he got passed was the one on Consolidation: CS/HB 1431 The other six were postponed indefinitely: HB 501: Early Learning HB 923: Regulation of Hoisting Equipment Used in Construction, Demolition, or Excavation Work HB [...]

Murzin scorecard

As we reported in our Swimsuit issue, Murzin proposed several bills this session. He didn't do too well with them. All four bills were withdrawn: HB 493: Licensure of Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities - Last Event: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn [...]

Murzin reports on session

State Rep. Dave Murzin sent out a report on the legislative session that has been extended another week so that the House and Senate can work out a budget for next year. Murzin writes, "The extended Session is not without precedent, and House Republicans believe that it is more important to get [...]

Economic Development Update

Here is Charles Wood's Economic Development Update he released on Friday. Wood is the senior vp for Economic Development for the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. # DATCOM – Our armed services department (Headed up by Craig Dalton) held their Defense Aerospace and Technology Committee [...]

Gov. Crist to sign consolidation bill

While he is in town today, Gov. Charlie Crist will sign the bill that will form a consolidation commission that will draft a document for unifying local governments in Escambia County.

Conservative Blog Trends

From NetRightNation.com: Top Issues 1. Swine Flu 2. Republican Party 3. Education 4. Health Care 5. Army 6. China 7. Europe 8. Oil 9. Pending Legislation 10. Technology Top People 1. Arlen Specter 2. Sarah Palin 3. Mitt Romney 4. Jeb Bush 5. Joe [...]

Hall lags behind new council members

Sam Hall is the first Pensacola City Council member to have blog. He is lagging behind the new council members with his posts. Hall lasted CMP on April 24. Diane Mack is calling for a consultant to study the city pension crisis---dated May 4. Megan Pratt has her own thoughts about the [...]

Buzz: Economic Development

Last Week's IN cover story, Reindeer Games, has spurred some movement on that front. We are hearing the BOCC chairman Marie Young will move discussion of the Blue Ribbon Task Force to the next joint meeting for the county commission and Pensacola City Council, which will be sometime this [...]

Shootings continue

Escambia County Sheriff's Office is reporting another drive-by shooting this morning. Darrius Howard and Kary Howard were shot about 9:40 a.m. in the 1100 block of Webster Drive, north of West Fairfield Drive. Last week, one of our sources told us a man from New Orleans stopping irecently at a [...]

College tuition idea catches fire

Council member Maren DeWeese's idea of starting a fund to pay for the college tuition for local high school students was the talk of the weekend. Parents are excited about the concept which is modeled after Kalamazoo Promise. It definitely would give families are reason to live inside the city [...]

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