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Weekend Buzz: Faculty loses confidence in Bense, Good week for Hayward, Scott dumps $1 mil in Pensacola

Weekend Buzz: Faculty loses confidence in Bense, Good week for Hayward, Scott dumps $1 mil in Pensacola

The University of West Florida Faculty Senate voted "No Confidence" in the UWF President Judy Bense. The vote was 17-2, with one abstention. The teachers’ union has been battling the UWF administration over its collective bargaining agreement. An emergency Board of Trustees meeting has been [...]

More a Mason-Dixon Florida poll

More a Mason-Dixon Florida poll

As I reported yesterday Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist remain locked in a tight race for governor, with Scott holding a narrow 43%-41% lead statewide among likely Florida voters. It hasn't changed much since April when the race was tied at 42%-42%. Scott runs [...]

New Poll: Scott 43, Crist 41, Wyllie 4

New Poll: Scott 43, Crist 41, Wyllie 4

From Political Fix Florida: Gov. Rick Scott is topping Democrat Charlie Crist by a 43-41 margin with Libertarian Adrian Wyllie getting 4 percent, according to a Mason Dixon poll commissioned by WSCV Telemundo 51 and Leadership Florida. Scott holding a thin lead has been an emerging trend, but a [...]

Poll shows Scott has a lead over Crist

Poll shows Scott has a lead over Crist

TIMES/UF POLL SHOWS SCOTT WITH LEAD Little more than two months before Election Day, a new poll shows Republican Gov. Rick Scott with a 5-point lead over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. The Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/UF Bob Graham Center poll found that Scott received support from 40.9 [...]

Scott campaign tour bus coming Sept. 10

Scott campaign tour bus coming Sept. 10

Governor Rick Scott "Let's Keep Working Tax Cut Bus Tour" will be in Pensacola on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 10-11 a.m. at New World Landing, 600 South Palafox Street. Joining Scott will be Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and other VIPs. Organizers have said, "This is a [...]

No Surprises in Governor’s race

No Surprises in Governor’s race

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Republican incumbent Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are headed for a November battle of the governors after both easily sailed through Tuesday's primary elections. The race between Scott and his predecessor Crist is already one of the nation's [...]

Scott talks climate change with scientists

Scott talks climate change with scientists

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Amid questions about his views on global warming, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday met with five Florida scientists who urged him to prepare the state for the coming challenges posed by climate change. They spent their 30-minute appointment with the [...]

Crist takes on Scott over pot plan

Crist takes on Scott over pot plan

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA On the campaign trail in South Florida, former Gov. Charlie Crist blasted Gov. Rick Scott's administration Friday for using a lottery to select five organizations to grow, manufacture and dispense a now-legal type of marijuana that purportedly does not [...]

Unemployment rate holds steady in Florida

Unemployment rate holds steady in Florida

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida's jobless mark continued its steady run through 2014, holding at 6.2 percent from June to July, the state Department of Economic Opportunity announced Friday. The numbers indicate there were about 1,600 fewer people employed in July in [...]

State sets six major road projects for 2015, closest is Bay County

State sets six major road projects for 2015, closest is Bay County

Six large road projects throughout Florida, with a combined cost of $806.7 million, have been formally moved to the front of the state's Five Year Work Program. The change means work on the projects, some of which hadn't been scheduled to begin until after 2020, will start in 2015, a state [...]

Backroom Briefing: Looking for Charlie and taking out the cat boxes

Backroom Briefing: Looking for Charlie and taking out the cat boxes

Weekly political notes from The News Service of Florida By DARA KAM AND BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Politicos often refer to campaign time as the "silly season," hallmarked by numerous (sometimes frivolous) complaints of both the official and the [...]

Bristow appointed to Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Bristow appointed to Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Jamie Bristow, 45, of Pensacola, is the president of Nonprofit Match Inc. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 6, 2014, and ending December 31, 2015. Hope McMath, [...]

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