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Pensacola chamber recaps 2017 session

The 2017 legislative session provided a mixed bag on the issues endorsed by Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce. The following items were endorsed by the…

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First amendment group asks Gov. Scott to veto the budget

The First Amendment Foundation (FAF) has called for Florida Governor Rick Scott to veto the budget as a result of this year’s “extreme lack of…

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Rep. Frank White on 2017 Legislative Session

State Rep. Frank White discussed his accomplishments during the past session on “Pensacola Speaks” on Wednesday. He credited the entire Northwest Florida delegation for delivering…

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Pensacola Speaks: Studer and Putnam

Quint Studer will be my guest on News Talk 1370 WCOA’s “Pensacola Speaks” today at 5:10 p.m. We will discuss in upcoming column in the…

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Rep. Jay Fant raising funds for AG race in Pensacola [podcast]

State Rep. Jay Fant (R-Jacksonville) is visiting Pensacola today to introduce himself to locals and raise funds for his Florida Attorney General campaign. On “Pensacola…

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Budget tidbits include Galvez monument

BUDGET TIDBITS GO FROM ALLIGATORS TO ZOOS By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The more than 400-page state budget approved this week by…

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Future medicaid funding for Sacred Heart and other safety net hospitals uncertain

While Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has reached agreement with the federal government on as much as $1.5 billion for the Low Income Pool program, the…

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Ten Big Issues of 2017 Legislative Session

How much of the heavy lifting got done…. By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida lawmakers gather today at the Capitol to pass…

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Medical marijuana deal goes up in smoke

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Unable to bridge a gap over how many marijuana dispensaries the state should have, Florida lawmakers Friday…

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