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Opioid issue in Escambia County isn’t new

August 14, 2017

The PNJ reported today that the Escambia Board of County Commissioners has agreed to follow Commissioner Grover Robinson’s suggestion to solicit a law firm to file a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies to get reimbursed for the…

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See how technical advisory scored jail designs

August 10, 2017

Today, the Escambia Board of County Commissioner will score the two jail designs presented to them on Monday. A technical advisory has already done it. The technical review team consisted of the following 12 individuals: Architecture…

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County Jail: Feeding the Beast

July 12, 2017

Escambia County’s property tax revenues have risen $17.96 million over the past four years – a 20.2-percent increase. Why don’t you feel any benefit from that significant increase? You only have to examine the detention budget…

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Jail: Black Hole of Escambia County Budget (update)

July 11, 2017

For the past two months, Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill has decried a projected $9-million shortfall in the county’s FY 2018 budget. The problem isn’t the Century Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast African American Chamber, Escambia…

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Fees Simple bill passed U.S. House committee

June 28, 2017

On Tuesday, June 27, the House Committee on Natural Resources favorably reported H.R. 2370, the Escambia County Land Conveyance Act. The bill, authored by Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL-01), would give leaseholders in Santa Rosa Island the…