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Outtakes—Comrade Scott

Outtakes—Comrade Scott

By Rick Outzen For years, Gov. Rick Scott has known the federal Low Income Pool (LIP) program, which annually provides over $2 billion for the health care for low-income families across the state, [...]

The Buzz 4/23/16

The Buzz 4/23/16

Gaetz Fights For Adoptions On April 14, the Florida Senate approved a bill that would restore a popular adoption-subsidies program and also repeal a 38-year-old law that banned gay adoption. By a [...]

Bush vs. Rubio

Bush vs. Rubio

The Battle for Florida By Rick Outzen Standing before Miami’s Freedom Tower, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced on April 13 his candidacy for president in 2016. He presented himself as a leader [...]

The Buzz 3/26/15

The Buzz 3/26/15

PATS Facts Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas wanted to do away with the PATS Center, which has been a center for teaching academically talented students of Escambia County for over 50 years. [...]

Gaetz: Greyhounds, Casinos and Charlotte’s Web

Gaetz: Greyhounds, Casinos and Charlotte’s Web

By Rick Outzen The Florida Legislature opened its 2015 session on March 3. State Senator Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, came on Pensacola Speaks on News Talk 1370 WCOA to talk about the session’s first [...]

New Statewide Conservative Education Group Forming

New Statewide Conservative Education Group Forming

By Duwayne Escobedo When Escambia County School Board member Jeff Bergosh walked the halls in Tallahassee last week to meet Florida lawmakers, including Senate President Don Gaetz, all wanted to [...]

Winners & Losers 2/12/15

Winners & Losers 2/12/15

Winners Ashton Hayward The Pensacola mayor announced that Pensacola Police officers would begin wearing body cameras as part of their regular duty gear. The body cameras will be activated anytime [...]

Winners & Losers 1/15/15

Winners & Losers 1/15/15

Winners Don Gaetz The state senator from Niceville introduced with Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) Senate Bill 240 to require government offices to recognize military-issued IDs as valid [...]

The Buzz 7/10/14

The Buzz 7/10/14

May Center Dedicated The family of the late Rev. Theophalis May was on hand July 2 for the long-awaited dedication of the Theophalis May Neighborhood Resource Center, a 15,000-square-foot community [...]

Winners & Losers 11/29/12

Winners & Losers 11/29/12

Winners Don Gaetz The new State Senate President did what many considered impossible. He got the Florida Senate to unanimously adopt the 2012-2014 Senate Rules that strengthen the requirement to [...]

Winners & Losers 2/16/12

Winners & Losers 2/16/12

Winners DARLENE F. DICKEY Gov. Rick Scott appointed the general counsel for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge John F. Simon to the [...]

Outtakes 8/25/11

Outtakes 8/25/11

SCHOOL CEO NEEDED Escambia County needs to branch outside of its public school system and elect someone as superintendent who is not a product of its system. Too much inbreeding has led to some [...]

IN Interview: State Sen. Don Gaetz

IN Interview: State Sen. Don Gaetz

REDISTRICTING POINT MAN TALKS CANDIDLY By Rick Outzen State Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) must have upset Senate President Mike Haridopolos. The former Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools [...]

BP CLAIMS DELUSION

BP VP Darryl Willis, who heads the oil giant's claims processing, spoke at a press conference last week, vaguely telling reporters that his company would foot the bill for outstanding damages caused [...]