Want an opportunity to influence what might go into Florida’s Constitution? The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) will be hitting the road again in early 2018 to hold its second statewide tour of public hearings. As a part of this tour, the CRC will be visiting Pensacola on Tuesday, February 27th at the University West Florida.
The upcoming public hearings will allow our citizens the opportunity to shape proposed constitutional revisions before they are placed on the ballot. For additional information about what issues might be placed on the 2018 ballot for consideration, you can visit for the Florida Constitution Revision Commission website here.
The high school graduation rate in Escambia County rose by almost three and a half points last year. The Escambia County high school graduation rate for the 2016-17 school year was 79.5%, which is an increase from 76.1% in 2015-16.
To see how Escambia County’s high school graduation rate increase over the past five years compares to the rest of the state and to read the Florida Department of Education’s release go here.
The Triumph Gulf Coast Board of Directors began the process of reviewing pre-submitted projects at their January board meeting. First, however, a new board member was introduced after Bob Bonezzi resigned from the board on January 12th. Speaker Richard Corcoran appointed Benjamin Lee of Lynn Haven to replace Bonnezi. Lee is City President/Commercial Manager of Hancock Bank in Panama City. You can read Bonezzi’s resignation letter here. January’s meeting was also the first with former Florida Senate President Don Gaetz serving as chairman
On December 22, 2017 President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. This piece of legislation was the first major tax reform effort to pass Congress in over thirty years.
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In response to Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement that the federal government will not open Florida waters to offshore oil drilling, the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors released the following statement.