Posted in Florida

Williamson gets top assignments

State Rep. Jayer Williamson (R-Santa Rosa County) has been named the chair of the House Government Operations & Tourism Committee, which is under the Appropriations…

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Posted in Florida Pensacola State & National News

House looks to tighten local ethics rules

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A House committee unanimously approved an overhaul of local ethics rules Tuesday, paving the way for legislation…

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Posted in Florida Politics

Scott gearing up for a campaign, raised $1.7M in Jan.

The political committee closely tied to Gov. Rick Scott raised almost $1.7 million in January, including collecting a handful of six-figure checks, according to a…

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Posted in Business Environment Florida Politics

Trumbull on future of Triumph Gulf Coast [podcast]

The House Select Committee on Triumph Gulf Coast released a draft of the committee bill that will establish the process for how the BP oil…

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Posted in Florida Politics

House bills sponsored by Rep. Frank White

Freshman State Rep. Frank White has submitted eight bills for consideration: HB 55 – Alternative Treatment Options for Veterans General Bill by Burgess and White…

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Posted in Environment Escambia County Florida Politics

Corcoran outlines path for Triumph Gulf Coast bill

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran outlined the path for funding projects with the $300 million settlement from BP oil spill earmarked for Northwest Florida. “I…

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Posted in Federal Florida Politics

Trump supporters, including Gov. Scott, happy with their president

Yesterday, we asked “Pensacola Speaks” listeners how they felt President Donald Trump has done since taking office 12 days ago. The callers, who all said…

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Posted in Florida Politics

Road Trip to Tallahassee for unveiling of 2017 Florida budget proposal

Gov. Rick Scott releases his proposed 2017-2018 budget Tuesday morning. I will be among the editors and political reporters from throughout the state gather at…

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Posted in Florida Politics

DEP and FDOT chiefs leaving Scott Administration

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will begin exploring Tuesday how to replace Department of Environmental…

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