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Quote of the day

December 7, 2009

From Marty Donovan: “It’s a shame that people have become so apathetic, or they have just given up on local government.” In other words, if you don’t agree with Marty, you are apathetic. He just doesn’t…

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Marty Donovan fails

December 7, 2009

The PNJ and WEAR TV are reporting that Marty Donovan failed to get the necessary valid signatures to force another referendum on the Community Maritime Park. Donovan told PNJ reporter Jamie Page that he only had…

Politics

Crist: political chameleon

December 7, 2009

An interesting analysis of the Crist vs. Rubio race for the U.S. Senate: A sure sign that an election is a year away: Gov. Charlie Crist is changing again. The populist Republican governor is trying to…

News

Florida stands trial on medicaid standards

December 7, 2009

A 2005 class-action lawsuit against the state of Florida over it not meeting the federal Medicaid standards will have its opening arguments heard today in a Miami federal court. The lawsuit has been filed on behalf…

Politics

Ask Marty this question

December 4, 2009

If someone knocks on your door asking you to sign the Donovan petition, ask them what is their bond plan? The City is obligated by contract to provide $40 million for the Community Maritime Park. What…

Politics

Revoking petition signatures

December 4, 2009

I spoke with Supervisor of Elections David Stafford about how a voter can take their name off a Donovan petition if they no longer want to be a part of it. Stafford said that there is…

Escambia County Politics

Dishonest petition

December 3, 2009

If Marty Donovan truly wanted to stop the Community Maritime Park, then he should have had a petition drive in April or May. At the April 23 regular meeting of the Pensacola City Council, the Council…

News

Uh, oh, petition signers are upset

December 3, 2009

We are hearing that people who signed the Marty Donovan petition are upset because they were told the petition was a vote to stop the park. They now realize it’s only the bond financing that they…

News

Local Grammy nominee

December 3, 2009

Press Release Pensacola musician Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria is a GRAMMY Nominee! Nominations were announced last night by The Recording Academy, and DeMaria’s soundtrack “SIYOTANKA” is nominated for Best Native American Music Album. DeMaria composed and…

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No Boss Marty

December 3, 2009

If Martin Donovan is able to get enough signatures, then the name of the Political Action Committee that battles him should be No Boss Marty. His petition drive really isn’t about the bond financing. It’s about…

Politics

Northrup dropping out of tanker bid?

December 2, 2009

It may be a bluff to force the Pentagon to rewrite the bid specs, but Wes Bush, president and chief operating officer of Northrop, said in a letter delivered to Under Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter…

Politics

City ready to sale CMP bonds Dec. 9

December 1, 2009

City Manager Al Coby has notified the Pensacola City Council in a memo dated today the Redevelopment Revenue Bonds, Series 2009 A & B will be marketed through December 8 with the sale to occur on…

News

Homeless prevention funds update

December 1, 2009

Press Release: Catholic Charities and Families Count, the agencies responsible for administering Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing funding, have issued the following clarification regarding eligibility criteria for individuals and families wishing to access Homeless Prevention &…