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PS Today: Judy Bense, Albert Balido and Grover Robinson

PS Today:  Judy Bense, Albert Balido and Grover Robinson

Yesterday, the UWF Board of Trustees extend Dr. Judy Bense's contract as president of the university. She will be on the show at 5:05 pm to talk about her future with the UWF. At 5:20 p.m., Alberto Balido with Anfield Consulting will talk about the bills on the House and Senate regarding the way [...]

Grover fights for funds in Tallahassee

Grover fights for funds in Tallahassee

County commissioners from various parts of the state urged lawmakers Wednesday to approve a proposal that could end a long-running battle about how to split juvenile-detention costs. Commissioners told the House Appropriations Committee they are looking for a "50-50 split" on the disputed costs. [...]

State and counties still battle over juvenile justice costs

State and counties still battle over juvenile justice costs

Editor's Note: The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) owes Florida county governments about $170 million from overcharging them for the costs. Escambia County is owed $6.6 million, Santa Rosa County $962,000. Commissioner Grover Robinson and the Florida Association of Counties have been [...]

By 3-2 vote, Spanish, British, French and Confederate flags brought back to Pensacola Bay Center

By 3-2 vote, Spanish, British, French and Confederate flags brought back to Pensacola Bay Center

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted, 3-2, to allow the five historical flags approved by the Pensacola City Council to be flown over all county buildings. Commission Grover Robinson, who sponsored the resolution, was joined by Wilson Robertson, who made the motion in 2000 to fly [...]

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Grover Robinson on FAC and Confederate flag

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Grover Robinson on FAC and Confederate flag

We had Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson on Pensacola Speaks earlier this week. He talked about the 2015 Florida Legislative Session and the flag controversy. Pensacola Speaks is on News Talk 1370 WCOA weekdays from 5-6 p.m.

NAACP offers ‘compromise’ on Confederate flag issue

NAACP offers ‘compromise’ on Confederate flag issue

The Pensacola branch of the NAACP has sent a letter to the Escambia Board of County Commissioners titled: "Economic Development Committee Flag Response and Proposed Compromise Solution." While citing how divisive the Confederate flag is in the community, it appears that George Hawthorne, [...]

Robinson seeks resolution on DJJ costs

Robinson seeks resolution on DJJ costs

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice owes Escambia County $6.6 million because it overcharged the county for juvenile detention costs. As FAC president, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson has been working to get some resolution on the issue. He mailed this letter to State Senator [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Grover Robinson and Stephanie Coontz

Pensacola Speaks: Grover Robinson and Stephanie Coontz

On Pensacola Speaks today, we will have Commissioner Grover Robinson talk about the legislative agenda of the Florida Association of Counties. Robinson is the FAC president. He will be on the show @ 5:40. In the first half-hour, we will have Stephanie Coontz, the Director of Research and [...]

Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

Panhandling, homelessness and what can government do about them were topics of discussion yesterday for the Escambia Board of County Commissioners. The BCC did pass a stricter Panhandling ordinance that updated prohibitions in Community Redevelopment Areas and established a prohibition on [...]

Robinson will withdraw Open Container ordinance

Robinson will withdraw Open Container ordinance

After hearing from his fellow commissioners this morning at the board's agenda review session, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson said he will withdraw the proposed Open Container ordinance that was up for a vote this afternoon. The law would have banned people from drinking and [...]

Update: Commissioner Robinson wants to bring back confederate flag to Bay Center

Update: Commissioner Robinson wants to bring back confederate flag to Bay Center

Commissioner Grover Robinson has asked the county staff to draft a resolution that would allow five flags, including a Confederate flag, to be flown at the Pensacola Bay Center and any other county building designated by the Board of County Commissioners. Here is the proposed resolution for [...]

PYP election survey has some surprises

PYP election survey has some surprises

A hundred-plus people attended the August 5 Candidate Forum at Seville Quarter, hosted by PYP, the Greater Pensacola Chamber, and Seville Rotary. Pictures of the event can be found here on the PYP Facebook page. After all the candidates spoke, PYP surveyed the audience - which included PYP [...]

Mayor ducks PYP forum

Mayor ducks PYP forum

The Pensacola Young Professionals, in partnership with Seville Rotary and the Greater Pensacola Chamber, will host a candidate forum for the upcoming City Council, County Commission, and Mayor of Pensacola elections on Tuesday, August 5, from 5-7 p.m. at Apple Annie’s inside Seville Quarter, 130 [...]

Time to get serious about city and county budgets…and local option taxes

Time to get serious about city and county  budgets…and local option taxes

Yesterday's county budget workshop brought to light the financial challenges for Escambia County in the aftermath of the April flooding and the jail explosion. County staff and a couple of the county commissioners always like to point to sheriff's budget and try to pick it apart, but that is only [...]

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