The News Journal tackles the health tax referendum. Notice in the main article that not one elected or government official is quoted. Taxpayers are already paying millions for medical insurance, pensions and other benefits for county and city employees. And, of course, it would the Pensacola daily with a car crash article .
The Daily News writes about ResortQuest bringing headquarters, more jobs to Fort Walton Beach. The company is moving its corporate headquarters from Nashville.
The Mobile Press Register reports that Mobile could be next aerospace capital . The French company Airbus opened an engineering center there in January.
The KC-30, based on an Airbus A330 commercial jet, “is an economic game-changer for Mobile,” said Ralph Crosby, chief executive of EADS North America. “It would also be the springboard for creating an aerospace corridor along the Gulf Coast. And it would benefit the U.S. to have a second (domestic) center of large aircraft production. That’s a powerful combination.”
Remember my ” Escambia County/Pensacola is the hole of the Gulf Coast economic donut” theory. The hole just got bigger yet again.
REST OF THE STATE
St. Pete Times:Opting for the Army
A Tampa 18-year-old sees service as a way to a better life and to prove his worth.
South Florida Sun -Sentinel: Super-sized savings? Property tax cut may not mean big bucks for everyoneDon’t expect to buy a new high-definition television or take an Alaskan cruise on the property tax cut that the Legislature ordered for this fall. Think more along the lines of a new MP3 player or day passes to SeaWorld for the family.
Orlando Sentinel: 100,000 new neighbors are coming
Orlando is mapping how to fit them in, and wants your input.
Miami Herald: A great divide
Brazil’s public self-immage of a ‘racial democracy’ is being challenged as black Brazilians struggle to overturn centuries of racism.
Sarasota Herald Tribune: Crist’s name popping up for No. 2 slotIn office for just six months, Gov. Charlie Crist is being touted as a vice presidential prospect.
News Herald: Specialist shortage threatens hospitals
PANAMA CITY Hospitals across the country are struggling to attract and retain specialty doctors to provide on-call coverage in their emergency departments, and Bay County is no different. The extra load, among other issues, was cited as the reason Southern Orthopedic Specialists, PA, or SOS, a Panama City group practice with five physicians, resigned Friday from Bay Medical Center, costing them their admitting privilege at the hospital.