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ECSO proposes $4 million budget cut

Sheriff David Morgan has proposed a reduced budget for 2009-10 – $74,681,845. This is a $4.036 million budget cut, 5.1 percent reduction. Elimination of Helicopters…

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McLaughlin exacts revenge on ECSO?

The Escambia County is getting two Byrne Grants. The Byrne Grants give federal assistance to state and local law-enforcement agencies to fight crimes. The funds…

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Anderson post confirmed

The Pensacola News Journal confirmed my post about Cindy Anderson becoming the new assistant county administrator of Escambia County. Carlton Proctor reports that Escambia County…

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Where is Perkins coming from?

It’s both perplexing and disturbing that ECUA board member Dale Perkins tried to do an end run around the consolidation effort and get the Emerald…

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Buzz: Proposed wording of Perkins amendment

According to our sources, this is the wording of the amendment Dale Perkins is proposing to the consolidation bill: “Neither the consolidation plan nor the…

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Two big meetings today

This morning at the Extension offices, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is meeting to discuss the 2009-10 budget. The BOCC who failed to…

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Inside PD Owens reorganization

Much was made of the massive reorganization of the District 1 Public Defender’s office. However, documents given to IN reveal the new Public Defender James…

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Pay to quit plan

Last year the county commissioners paid about 50 senior leaders $2.7 million to quit. This year, the county is considering pay $4 million to get…

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What took DOJ so long to investigate ECSO

Why did it take six years for the Department of Justice to investigate the first complaint against the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and three years…

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