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Johnson Forgoes District 2 Run

Johnson Forgoes District 2 Run

Pensacola City Councilman Larry B. Johnson has decided not to run for the District 2 seat left vacant by the late Rep. Clay Ford. The councilman would not have been on the primary ballot in May—Johnson is a Democrat—but was considering entering the pack for the special general election in [...]

Quiz Our Lawmakers

Quiz Our Lawmakers

Why can't city's regulate guns in their jurisdictions? What are they doing to help with the large number of uninsured in Escambia County? What are their positions on casinos? Press Release: Legislators Answer Citizens’ Questions Live on WSRE TV Program February 15 — Viewer Questions [...]

Evers and the Clays

Evers and the Clays

Local lawmakers sat center stage last night as government officials and citizens bent their ears on a variety of topics. The Escambia County State Legislative Delegation—consisting of Rep. Clay Ford, Rep. Clay Ingram and Sen. Greg Evers—held court with constituents in the Jean and Paul Amos [...]

State lawmakers have three bills to ban texting while driving. Ford sponsors one of them

State lawmakers have three bills to ban texting while driving. Ford sponsors one of them

Three on the most popular bill in front of the Florida Legislature, according to the website Florida Current, concern the banning people from texting while driving their cars--a very good indication that such a law will pass this session. One prohibits teens from using any cell phone or wireless [...]

Evers’ Blackwater Backyard

A Northwest Florida senator is working to bring oil drilling close to home—his home. As Senator Greg Evers’ bill encouraging drilling on public lands—specifically, in Blackwater River State Forest—heads to the Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee tomorrow morning, the IN [...]

Luncheon with Lawmakers, or Tallahassee Wish List

Luncheon with Lawmakers, or Tallahassee Wish List

Earlier this month, state legislators from northwest Florida visited Pensacola for a bite to eat and a sit-down with the local business community. The 2012 Legislative Luncheon—sponsored by area chambers of commerce—was held Jan. 5 at the Crown Plaza hotel. State representatives Doug Broxson [...]

Wake Up with Labor

In conjunction with statewide Awake the State rallies, local labor activists will gather tomorrow at state Representative Clay Ford’s local office. The Northwest Florida Federation of Labor/Central Labor Council will lead the local Awake the State event. The rally will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m., [...]

Consolidation Commission killed itself early

Consolidation Commission killed itself early

In an article on NorthEscambia.com, State Rep. Clay Ford says the Escambia County Consolidation Study Commission chairman Ken Bell disbanded the commission, which was actually formed by the Florida Legislature, early when he announced that it was dissolved on Jan. 14. According to Rep. Ford, the [...]

Another view of Monday’s meeting

Another view of Monday’s meeting

We asked one of our college interns/free lancers to attend the Monday meeting on consolidation to offer up what she saw and heard. Some of this didn't make the PNJ report: About 150 people attended this meeting held in the WSRE building of PJC Monday. A panel of four members sat on stage. The [...]

More troubles for GOP house speakers

More troubles for GOP house speakers

The St. Pete Times is reporting the 2014 Florida House speaker designate, Chris Dorworth of Lake Mary, has severe financial troubles. His house is in foreclosure. He is struggling to pay a $2.7 million legal judgment from a bad land deal. And his driver's license was temporarily suspended this [...]

Consolidation fails to get council approval

Consolidation fails to get council approval

The Pensacola City Council vote, 5-4, against telling the state legislative delegation that they support placing the proposed consolidation plan on the ballot next November. Mike Wiggins, John Jerralds, Jewel Canada-Wynn and Megan Pratt voted in favor of consolidation. P.C. Wu was absent, attending [...]

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 [...]

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