Posts Tagged ‘Tallahassee’
A state senate bill amendment pertaining to RESTORE Act funds made local officials a bit nervous this week. It’s calmer now, after some language-tweaking and assurances from state lawmakers that counties will not be circumvented when the Clean Water Act windfall finally hits. Escambia County [...]
Press Release: Florida CFO Alex Sink today sent a letter to Speaker of the Florida House Larry Cretul and President of the Florida Senate Jeff Atwater outlining incentives, claims changes, and environmental initiatives necessary to protect Florida’s economy for inclusion in the July 20-23 [...]
State Senator Don Gaetz emailed last week to the media and his constituents the list of BP Contacts in Florida. I had reporter Ryne Ziemba contact them to find who they were, what were their levels of expertise and how long they have been working with British Petroleum. Four of them took his phone [...]
ACLU Press Release: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Numerous religious organizations, clergy and nonpartisan citizen organizations representing a wide range of interests today called upon Florida Speaker of the House Larry Cretul and Senate President Jeff Atwater to halt two joint resolutions that have [...]
Our video from the Tax Day Protest on Florida Capitol steps
The blog Change in Tallahassee reports that State Sen. Dave Aronberg, a Democratic candidate for Florida Attorney General, has accused the current AG, Bill McCollum who is running for governor, of political grandstanding with his filing a lawsuit in Pensacola over the national healthcare [...]
The persistence buzz out of Tallahassee is that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio may have other issues to battle as investigative reporters dig deeper. The GOP credit card charges may only be the tip of the iceberg. Will post the information as I get it.
The Miami Herald is reporting that gambling is back on the table for this legislative session. Once again the state lawmakers will be presented with several options to expand gambling in Florida. Read more.
Press Release Sen. Don Gaetz and Rep. Will Weatherford Unveil Proposal to “Right Size” Class Size Amendment Proposal Would Place Update to Class Size Amendment Before Florida Voters Tallahassee – Aiming to “right size the class size amendment,” Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and Rep. [...]
Opponents to the proposed charter appear to be upset that the new city charter is 21 pages....actually it's 18 if don't count the cover page and index, but the naysayers never let facts get in their way of a negative opinion. I'm not sure why length is so important...I guess it insinuates that [...]
Tallahassee only has five council members, if you include the mayor. Pensacola has ten, including the mayor. The Tallahassee city council members are at-large, meaning the entire city votes on the positions. The at-large districts haven't hurt minority participation in government. Both the [...]
Here is the video of former City Attorney Don Caton addressing the Pensacola City Council on the charter proposal during open forum. ... The Tallahassee charter review that Caton mentions took place in 1996---13 years ago. Caton doesn't mention that they actually adopted a hybrid form of [...]