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Don Gaetz


Pensacola wrap-up: week ending Sept. 3

September 3, 2016

The August primaries came and went with few surprises. Sen. Marco Rubio (R) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D) face off in the U.S. Senate race. State Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) and Steven Specht (D) face each…


Papa Gaetz applies for UWF presidency

August 15, 2016

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA State Sen. Don Gaetz is among more than 70 applicants seeking to become the next president of the University of West Florida. Gaetz, 68, a Niceville Republican who…


Gaetz mulls UWF presidency

July 23, 2016

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA As the University of West Florida searches for a new president — and the Aug. 15 application deadline approaches — former state Senate President Don Gaetz says he’ll…


Pensacola: Weekly Wrap-up – May 21

May 21, 2016

Mayor Ashton Hayward doesn’t like that the Pensacola City Council is holding a special meeting on May 26 to discuss his investigation and termination of Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire Chief Joe Glover. In…


Don Gaetz being discussed for UWF president

May 18, 2016

Ever since Dr. Judy Bense announced her decision to retire at the end of this year, people have speculated whether State Sen. Don Gaetz would be interested in the post. On December 10, 2015, the Board…


Don Gaetz not running for Congress

March 15, 2016

State Sen. Don Gaetz made it clear today that he is not interested in running for Congress: Over the last few days, Vicky and I have heard from so many friends from across Northwest Florida encouraging…


Pensacola Speaks: Congressman Rooney, Don Gaetz

March 3, 2016

On “Pensacola Speaks,” Congressman Thomas Rooney (R-Okeechobee), co-chair of Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign in Florida, will be on the show during the first half hour. Rooney was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in…


Have job cuts at FDOH hurt us?

January 26, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott’s surgeon general, Dr. John Armstrong, today faces as confirmation hearing in the Florida Senate. Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) wants to know how the job cuts at the Florida Department of Health have impacted…


Gaetz sends out update on his bills

January 25, 2016

State Sen. Don Gaetz sent out his weekly update on the legislation that he is sponsoring. He said all these bill are progressing through the committees: SB 146 — cutting off state support to those private…

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Gaetz resurrects anti-corruption bill

January 13, 2016

State Sen. Don Gaetz did it. He got his anti-corruption bill out of committee. On Monday, the Senate Ethics and Governmental Oversight Committee had voted down a bill containing some of the ethics provisions. However, the…


Gaetz: EDATE extension a ‘heavy lift’

January 6, 2016

On “Pensacola Speaks” on News Talk 1370 WCOA, I asked State Senator Don Gaetz for his take on the whether the Florida Legislature will do anything on extending the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions (EDATE)…