Posted in Business Escambia County Pensacola

Group calls for carving out $133 million in ‘turkeys’

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida TaxWatch says $133 million should be slashed from the state’s proposed budget, though Gov….

Continue Reading
Posted in Business Pensacola

Florida TaxWatch includes Pensacola airport project in “Turkey” report

Every year, Florida TaxWatch issues a report on the items the state budget that it considers “turkeys”-appropriations included without being fully scrutinized and subjected to…

Continue Reading
Posted in Business

Chris Hart joins Florida TaxWatch

Chris Hart, who abruptly left Gov. Rick Scott’s embattled economic-development agency earlier this year, landed Wednesday at a Tallahassee-based think tank best known for its…

Continue Reading
Posted in Business Escambia County

The Bluffs launches national marketing strategy

By Duwayne Escobedo INWEEKLY Economic officials gathered Tuesday morning to announce: There are 1,758 shovel-ready acres at The Bluffs Northwest Florida Industrial Campus ready for…

Continue Reading
Posted in Escambia County

Criminal justice reform on BCC agenda

Yesterday on “Pensacola Speaks,” Commissioner Grover Robinson said he asked that criminal justice reform be placed on the agenda for this week’s Committee of Whole….

Continue Reading
Posted in Escambia County

Bold ‘Outtakes’ idea gaining momentum

In the Jan. 5 issue, I suggested that the Escambia Board of County Commissioners work with Florida TaxWatch and the Florida Legislature to create a…

Continue Reading
Posted in Business State & National News

Florida TaxWatch: Zika virus may impact state budget

The latest Florida TaxWatch Budget Watch raises the alarm on the potential impact of the on the state budget. Despite Congressional approval of a $1.1…

Continue Reading
Posted in Education

Florida TaxWatch honors top performing principals

Florida TaxWatch announced this year’s top performing principals, who help students achieve in Florida’s high-risk public schools. These nine principals will be recognized on Nov….

Continue Reading
Posted in Business Education

Viewpoint: College football is a touchdown for Florida’s local and state economies

By Dominic M. Calabro It is Hurricane season in Florida. And Seminole season. And it’s also the season for the Gators and Rattlers and Bulls…

Continue Reading