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Speaker Corcoran says local elected officials should do their own lobbying [podcast]

On “Pensacola Speaks,” incoming Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran discussed why he believes that city and county governments shouldn’t hire firms to lobby the Florida…

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Posted in Escambia County State & National News

Pensacola Speaks today: Speaker Richard Corcoran and Grover Robinson

We will open “Pensacola Speaks” on News Talk 1370 WCOA with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson. He will be in the studio from 5:10-5:30 p.m….

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Florida Senate, House differ on lobbyist rules

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA New Florida Senate rules released Tuesday do not include the broad-based restrictions on lobbying and budget measures…

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Posted in Politics State & National News

White, Williamson head to Tallahassee for first meeting

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA More than 60 newly elected lawmakers were in the Capitol on Tuesday, comparing their recent political campaigns…

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Posted in State & National News

More see Miller as logical choice for VA secretary

The New York Times has Congressman Jeff Miller (R-Chumuckla) as the favorite to be the Veterans Affairs Secretary in Donald Trump’s Cabinet. In fact, the…

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Posted in Pensacola Politics State & National News

Hammer: private dollars should pay for lobbyists, not public

In a viewpoint in the Tallahassee Democrat, NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer said that she agrees with incoming Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran when it comes…

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Posted in Federal Health State & National News

Rick Scott possible pick for Health and Human Services secretary

Politico has speculated that Florida Gov. Rick Scott is a contender to be Donald Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, as is Dr. Ben…

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Posted in Politics State & National News

Pot amendment creates green rush

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida voters’ overwhelming approval of a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana for a broad swath of patients…

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State weekly roundup: GOP holds Trump Card

(Recap and analysis of the week in state government) By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The 2016 elections had already produced their share…

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