Politics

Electing a President: Understanding the Electoral College

Electing a President: Understanding the Electoral College

This election cycle commands the attention of a greater number of Americans than many in the recent past. Whether the increased number of people turning their attention to politics and the electoral process is because of frustration and anger or hope and foreseen opportunity remains in the eye of the individual. As citizen voters we […]

Crunch time for Florida voters

Crunch time for Florida voters

With the Presidential Preference Primary election coming up March 15, those not registered as Republicans or Democrats will be unable to vote in that type election which occurs every four years. This is because Florida is considered a closed-primary state said Tappie Villane, Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections. There are 26,981 registered voters in […]

Cole appointed to NACo leadership role

Cole appointed to NACo leadership role

National Association of Counties (NACo) President Sallie Clark appointed Santa Rosa County District 2 Commissioner Bob Cole to serve a one-year term as the chairman of the Land Use and Solid Waste Subcommittee, one of the subcommittees within the NACo’s Energy, Environment and Land Use Steering Committee. Clark, commissioner, El Paso County, Colo., made her […]

Tab to protect visiting governors, officials rising

Tab to protect visiting governors, officials rising

The cost to Florida taxpayers to provide around-the-clock security for visiting governors and other officials jumped in the past year, partly because of high-profile Republicans who were in the state to campaign for Gov. Rick Scott. An annual report released Friday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement showed that the state spent nearly $2.9 […]

State launches 3rd attempt to redraw congressional map

State launches 3rd attempt to redraw congressional map

The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, still angry at being forced into action by the state’s highest court, launched yet another bid on Monday to reshape the state’s congressional districts. Legislators returned to the Capitol to kick off a 12-day special session to draw a new map that could make it difficult for several incumbent members of […]

Scott at odds again with fellow Republicans

Scott at odds again with fellow Republicans

Just six months ago, Gov. Rick Scott stood onstage outside the state Capitol basking in his hard-fought victory as he began his second term. Scott boldly proclaimed in his inaugural address that the campaign was over, and while there would be “robust debates on the best direction for Florida” that “we should not let partisan […]

School district earns historic increase

School district earns historic increase

After decades of being at or near the bottom in per pupil funding from the state, the Santa Rosa County School District will receive historic funding increases in 2016, according to Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville). The district will receive $8,239,180 in additional revenues next year for a total of $181,014,246 to support the 26,000 students […]

Gulf Breeze agrees to public meeting

Gulf Breeze agrees to public meeting

Gulf Breeze Mayor Matt Dannheisser agreed Monday night to meet in public with Santa Rosa County officials about the future of Tiger Point Golf Club. “I hope that representatives of the city and county can have public discussion very soon,” Dannheisser told Navarre Press. Santa Rosa County commissioners agreed earlier in the day to seek […]

Mayor questions Broxson on public meeting policy

Mayor questions Broxson on public meeting policy

Gulf Breeze Mayor Matt Dannheisser asserted to State Rep. Doug Broxson on Monday that the city complied with the Florida Sunshine Law last Tuesday in declining to meet in public with Santa Rosa County officials about Tiger Point Golf Club’s future. Dannheisser wrote to Broxson in an email: “I am told that last Tuesday, you […]

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