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Gaetz surprised by line-item veto of local economic development project

Gaetz surprised by line-item veto of local economic development project

Last week, State Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) talked on "Pensacola Speaks" about Gov. Rick Scott's line-item of several projects in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Gaetz wasn't too surprised by the cuts, except for the veto of $1 million for Project FOIL, an economic development project of [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Don Gaetz and Judy Bense today

Pensacola Speaks: Don Gaetz and Judy Bense today

State Senator Don Gaetz will be on at 5:05 pm. We will discuss the 2016 budget, the line-item vetoes and his candidacy for Congress. At 5:35 pm. UWF President Dr. Judy Bense will talk about the school's improved ranking under the state's performance funding system. Pensacola Speaks airs on [...]

Gaetz outlines $700M our area has earmarked in the FY 16 budget

Gaetz outlines $700M our area has earmarked in the FY 16 budget

The 2016 state budget to be voted on tomorrow will include an estimated $700 million for Northwest Florida education, transportation, economic development, environmental and cultural projects. “I am very grateful to our legislative delegation and to President Gardiner and Speaker [...]

Miami Herald names Gaetz surprise star at Jeb rally

Miami Herald names Gaetz surprise star at Jeb rally

The Miami Herald writes State Sen. Don Gaetz delivered some of the best one-liners at Jeb Bush's campaign launch yesterday in Miami. Gaetz was the last speaker before Bush took the stage. Gaetz didn't hesitate to take a jab at Marco Rubio: "After eight years, we've learned this much: The [...]

House, Senate agree on LIP total

House, Senate agree on LIP total

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After months of federal negotiations and proposals floated by Gov. Rick Scott, the House and the Senate, lawmakers on Saturday reached tentative agreements on how much money should flow to hospitals and other medical providers that care for large [...]

House, Senate still stuck in health debate

House, Senate still stuck in health debate

By BRANDON LARRABEE AND MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A rare June special session began Monday with legislative leaders promising to get done with the unfinished business left over from their annual spring meeting: passing a spending plan for the budget year that begins July [...]

Matt Gaetz says dad has a lot more to give

Matt Gaetz says dad has a lot more to give

What does State Rep. Matt Gaetz think about his father, State Sen. Don Gaetz, running for U.S. Senate or Congress? “Here's what I know about my dad, Sen. Gaetz.” said Rep. Gaetz on "Pensacola Speaks" last week. “He's still got a lot more to give.” He said his father has seen how [...]

Special Session begins today, health care opens spurring

Special Session begins today, health care opens spurring

How the state provides health care coverage for its low income families could be decided over the next 20 days as the Florida Legislature hammers out a budget for FY 2016. Governor Rick Scott has spent much of the past month attacking a plan proposed by the Florida Senate. He created a [...]

D.C. Buzz: Gaetz vs. Hayward for Congress

D.C. Buzz:  Gaetz vs. Hayward for Congress

The talk from Washington, D.C. is Rep. Jeff Miller will run U.S. Senate. I was told it's a 85 percentage chance he will jump in the race. Who do Beltway insiders think are the two top contenders for Miller's Congressional seat? State Senator Don Gaetz and Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward are [...]

Breaking news: Feds offer state $1 billion in LIP funds

Breaking news: Feds offer state $1 billion in LIP funds

State Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) stopped by the Inweekly offices and reported that the federal government this morning has offered to fund $1 billion for the Low Income Pool for Florida. "However, the funds do come with conditions," said Gaetz, "One of which will be the dollars will follow [...]

Gaetz reports on his bills: what did or did not make it to the governor

Gaetz reports on his bills: what did or did not make it to the governor

From State Sen. Don Gaetz: What happened during the Regular Session: Overall, 1,755 bills were introduced in the Senate this year. Two hundred twenty passed. While it’s certainly not a tragedy that the Legislature passed fewer laws due to the truncated session, I do regret that the [...]

Gaetz: ‘Continuation budgets; that’s Washington talk’

Gaetz: ‘Continuation budgets; that’s Washington talk’

State Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) mocked Governor Rick Scott's efforts to force Florida hospitals to share their revenues with less profitable facilities. On the radio show "Pensacola Speaks, he said, "When Governor Scott, who as you know made probably hundreds of millions of dollars buying and [...]

Gaetz hopeful lawmakers will hammer out health care solution

Gaetz hopeful lawmakers will hammer out health care solution

Don Gaetz is hopeful that the Florida House and Senate will hammer out a budget in June. The biggest sticking point is how the state will be budget for the health care of its 820,000 uninsured citizens. “I'm encouraged that our budget chief, Senator Tom Lee, and Representative Richard [...]

Don Gaetz on Pensacola Speaks at 5:35 p.m.

Don Gaetz on Pensacola Speaks at 5:35 p.m.

State Sen. Don Gaetz will be on the second half of "Pensacola Speaks." Maybe he will announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate? "Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion – 850-478-3116. For iPhones and iPads, download [...]

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