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What I learned Tuesday on IN Your Head Radio

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Senate President Don Gaetz wants the voters in each county to hold referendums on what type of gambling they want in their communities. The Florida Legislature will be looking to pass a more comprehensive set of laws regarding gambling that cleans up the patchwork that the state has now. If casinos are included, then Gaetz wants the voters in each county to make the decision. So for Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key or even downtown Pensacola it get a casino, there will have to be a county-wide referendum, if the senate president has his way.

Peter Schorsch believes that Charlie Crist will win the Florida governor’s race. Rick Scott’s likeability numbers are too low. He can’t buy the love of the voters.

Chief Deputy Eric Haines talked about how not having the jail under the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has freed the agency to focus more on street crime. We can expect more sweeps and sting operations in 2014.

Cliff Schecter, political pundit, talked about the need for reasonable gun regulation–which was the catalyst for calls into the show.

Author James Dickerson talked about his latest book “The Hero Among Us” which profiles the life of the late Jim Ingram. Ingram was one of the top three FBI agents during his career. He busted the KKK in Mississippi.

County Commissioner Wilson Robertson talked about the need for the county absorb the Emerald Coast Utility Authority.