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Jeff Miller calls for Radel to resign from Congress

Jeff Miller calls for Radel to resign from Congress

Congressman Jeff Miller (R-Chumuckla) was the the first member to call for the resignation of Rep. Trey Radel (R-Ft. Myers), after Radel pled guilty to a misdemeanor count of possession of cocaine and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation. Miller told a Tampa TV station last week: [...]

Viewpoint: My little debate with Jeff Miller on climate change (video)

By Larry Chamblin I approached the Scenic 90 Diner at 6:45 Tuesday (8-13) morning with the knowledge that I was headed into a political environment that I understand mostly from reading local letters to the editor. In other words, I don’t know many people on the right. So, here am I, a [...]

Miller: Immigration Reform has ‘No Chance’

Miller: Immigration Reform has ‘No Chance’

Last week, the United States Senate passed its immigration reform bill. The House is expected to take up the issue after the Fourth of July holiday. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) expects that conversation to fall flat. “The Senate-passed immigration bill has no chance of passing the House as it is [...]

Miller is only FL Congressman with a chairmanship. FL shunned by Boehner and crew

Miller is only FL Congressman with a chairmanship. FL shunned by Boehner and crew

With the exception of our Congressman Jeff Miller (R-Chumuckla), Florida's 27-member House delegation was shut out of chairmanships of any of the 21 permanent committees in the House. Miller chairs for a second term the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. Other key GOP state--Texas, California [...]

Rep. Miller Assessing BP Settlement

Rep. Miller Assessing BP Settlement

Rep. Jeff Miller’s (R-Fla.) chief of staff said this afternoon that the congressman was still assessing the recently announced $4.5 billion settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but that he did not think it pertained to money associated with the RESTORE [...]

Mitt’s Pensacola Party

Mitt’s Pensacola Party

Having waited hours for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the full house at the Pensacola Bay Center was dancing in the aisles. Literally, to a house band called Mass Confusion that had already torn apart Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” and was doing the same to Joan Jett’s [...]

Mack, Nelson Rally Local Supporters

Mack, Nelson Rally Local Supporters

Both candidates for Florida’s U.S. Senate race made their way to Pensacola this week en route to Election Day. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) started off the week with a visit to Dharma Blue, followed by Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) today at Seville Quarter. During their local stops, each candidate [...]

Miller on Possible BP Settlement Option

The U.S. government and BP are in settlement talks over how much the oil company will be paying as a result of the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. One possible offer apparently on the table involves diverting a greater portion of the fines toward a Natural Resource Damage Assessment and reducing [...]

RESTORE Act Dropped

The RESTORE Act is adrift again. While lawmakers had attach the act to a failed transportation bill, the House this week decided to pass a temporary transportation bill sans RESTORE. Introduced last year, the act was drafted in an effort to direct fine money resulting from BP’s Gulf of Mexico [...]

Restored?

In an effort to pass the RESTORE Act—which would assure that 80 percent of the fines incurred as a result of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico would stay in the Gulf Coast region—legislators are planning to tack the proposal onto a transportation bill. According to Dan McFaul, Rep. [...]

Drill, Maybe, Drill?

With less than two years having passed since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, nearly 80 percent of Floridians support increased oil and natural gas development. This figure was arrived at by the American Petroleum Institute via an in-state phone survey this month. The [...]

BP Sticks Around (Sort of)

BP Sticks Around (Sort of)

The man at BP’s claim’s facility Tuesday night couldn’t speculate about the decision to keep the doors open. He could only provide a freshly printed flyer with the new hours of operation. That was news to Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson. “Oh, are they staying open?” he [...]

Nodine stands trial today

Nodine stands trial today

Stephen Nodine is a true Pensacola phenomenon, a rising star that soared into the Pensacola on the back of a Northrop Grumman Air Tanker and today, two years later, stands trial for murder. From 2008-2009, Nodine could do no wrong. He was billed as the politician that understood economic [...]

Miller no longer believes BP is doing a good job

Miller no longer believes BP is doing a good job

It's amazing what a week of repeated bad press for BP, and cries from Panhandle voters, can do to change the perspective of our congressman, Jeff Miller. While Miller has been the only congressman in the nation to advocate EPA to speed its approval of the toxic dispersants that BP has been using to [...]

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