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New Census Report Shows America More Impoverished

September 16, 2010

Today the U.S. Department of Commerce released a report on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States for 2009. Its findings showed: •           The median household income in 2009 was not statistically different…


Pensacola a “Forgotten City”

August 27, 2010

MIT researchers recently released a study that named America’s 150 forgotten cities. The analysis is based on being a medium sized city/metropolitan area and failing in a number of areas—more notably, poverty. Pensacola was the only…

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Don Gaetz’s Legislative Report

May 29, 2010

Press Release: 2010 Legislative Session Report The 112th session of the Legislature reflected the struggles of Florida families and businesses during the most challenging economic conditions since the Great Depression. Hard times brought rapidly increasing demands…

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Cutting funds for non-profits

February 4, 2010

The Pensacola City Council is faced with an estimated $1.8 million deficit in the fiscal year 2010-11 budget. Instead of looking at how it may save dollars by consolidating services with the county, the immediate reaction…


Welfare isn’t the problem

May 11, 2007

I’ve read most of the comments on the Access Escambia. For some this initiative is an opportunity to voice opposition to welfare. Gang, Escambia County doesn’t have an abundance of welfare programs. We spend less than…


What is real poverty

December 18, 2006

Food for Thought from The richest two percent of the world’s population owns more than half of the world’s household wealth. Although you may believe you’ve heard this statistic before, you haven’t: For the first…


Legal counsel for indigent in trouble

December 6, 2006

State is having trouble paying for the legal fees of the poor. Can’t pay for medical care. Low income housing is not being rebuilt after the hurricanes. Where’s the safety net? Read pdf:  Letter…


Healthcare solution: free check-ups

October 25, 2006

The NY Times is reporting today that some hospital systems are experimenting with free preventative care to reduce the much higher write-offs of emergency room admissions – as a means of dealing with the uninsured. Denver’s…


To the victors the spoils

October 10, 2006

In doing some research on Congressional spending, I came across this 2002 Washington Post article written by David Post of AP – Majority status enriched GOP areas. The 1994 Congressional elections that swept the Republicans into…


Martini Night: Dem Studds was as bad as Foley

October 5, 2006

Last night: one Martini Night guest argued that Rep. Studds, a Democrat, had a similar scandal in 1983. Here are the facts:In 1983 Gerry Studds (D-MA) was excused of having sex with a 17-year-old male page…