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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, [...]

Outtakes—Please Answer The Questions

Outtakes—Please Answer The Questions

Press conferences are invaluable to democracy. They allow the media to dig deeper into issues and force newsmakers to answer questions that they may not want to handle. Press conferences are the [...]

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 [...]

Scott’s Keep Florida Working Budget

Scott’s Keep Florida Working Budget

By Rick Scott Gov. Rick Scott released on Jan. 28 his “Keep Florida Working” budget proposal for the fiscal that year that starts July 1. The setting was AP Legislative Planning Session that [...]

The Buzz: Hunting The Elephant

The Buzz: Hunting The Elephant

Hunting The Elephant The capital press corps came to the AP Legislative Planning Session held on Jan. 28 in Tallahassee and were prepared to find the truth behind allegations that Gov. Rick Scott had [...]

Outtakes—Road Trip

Outtakes—Road Trip

Last week, I took a road trip to Tallahassee to participate in an important media event leading into the upcoming legislative session. Every January, Associated Press hosts a series of press [...]

Winners & Losers 12/18/14

Winners & Losers 12/18/14

Winners Grover Robinson The Escambia County Commissioner bravely brought forth to his board a discussion of the Confederate battle flag being flown at the Pensacola Bay Center. Nearly 15 years [...]

Governor’s Race Overload

Governor’s Race Overload

By Rick Outzen Get Ready for the Election Push As the dog days of summer were winding down, I ran into a Tallahassee lobbyist who offered her perspective on the Florida governor’s race. With [...]

Inweekly Primary Endorsements

Inweekly Primary Endorsements

By Rick Outzen Inweekly keeps a close eye on local government. Our role is to analyze the facts, connect the dots and report what we’ve learned. The agenda is simple—how can we make this [...]

Primary Primer

Primary Primer

If everything you know about the upcoming Primary Election is based on campaign ads and fundraising emails, you might think Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist are the only guys on the [...]

Winners & Losers 5/15/14

Winners & Losers 5/15/14

Winners Rick Scott The governor of Florida has been here twice since the flooding. He and his staff have responded quickly to community needs and have promised more help.  We like his message, [...]

The Buzz 4/3/14

The Buzz 4/3/14

Cries for Justice in Public Schools The Escambia Youth Justice Coalition (EYJC) staged a rally Tuesday, March 25 at the Escambia County School Board meeting, calling it “Visions and [...]

Get Out The Vote

Get Out The Vote

Yes, 2014 is an election year. Without a presidential election driving the news cycle, this very important fact may escape the attention of some folks only remotely plugged in. Nevertheless, offices [...]

Providing a Voice to the Voiceless

Providing a Voice to the Voiceless

Florida Speaks Tour kicks off in Pensacola By Rick Outzen The birth of a grassroots movement is often difficult to pinpoint. On a hot Saturday morning, Democrats from across the Florida Panhandle [...]

Outtakes 8/8/13

Outtakes 8/8/13

THREE STRIKE RULE It’s time we take off the blinders and see that the education emperor, Jeb Bush, is buck-naked. We’ve added more bureaucracy and educators are struggling to teach in an [...]

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