Posted in Education

Lawmaker wants exemption for college search records, meetings

Rep. Bob Rommel (R-Naples) has proposed Sunshine Law exemptions for information about applicants for top jobs at state universities and colleges. The proposal (HB 351)…

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Posted in Escambia County Politics

Citizen advisory in Century charged with Sunshine Law violations

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that four members of the Citizens Advisory Task Force, an advisory board to the Town of Century City Council,…

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Posted in Politics

Government agencies still have to pay legal fees if they lose a public record case

Florida lawmakers ended the 2016 legislative session without approving bills stemming from a high-profile dispute about attorney fees in public-records cases. The issue centered on…

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Posted in Jeremy's Notebook

Sunshine Confessional

Prior to discussing the sale of the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority’s 19-acre downtown property yesterday, board Chairman Larry Walker took a few minutes to shed…

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Posted in News Pensacola Politics

The Sunshine Question

A Pensacola City Council member has raised the question of Sunshine-law violations. The official is claiming that the state’s open-government laws were violated via electronic…

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Posted in BP Disaster

Exclusive: Behind the scenes of BP Suttles visit

I missed Doug Suttles, BP’s chief operating officer, yesterday. The visit was a surprise that had Santa Rosa Island Authority and Escambia County officials scrambling…

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Posted in Escambia County Politics

No criminal charges against Consolidation Commission

The State Attorney has issued a report that his office will not pursue criminal charges against the Escambia County Consolidation Study Commission. The State Attorney’s…

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Posted in Escambia County

Beach Master Plan catching heat

The SRIA has been working on a new master plan for the commercial core of Pensacola Beach. The buzz is that the SRIA has gotten…

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Posted in News

Courthouse buzz: ECCSC and sunshine

There is a persistent buzz around the Escambia County Administrative Complex about two members of the Escambia County Consolidation Study Commission, Ken Bell and Rick…

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