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Open Carry

The United States Supreme Court just assured some semblance of gun sanity will remain in Florida. They refused to consider reversing the Florida Supreme Court’s rejection of open carry. Long championed by Matt Gaetz (Gaetz said on a WNRP 1620 … Continue reading

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Loss Analysis – Beach Lease Conversions to Fee Simple

No county commissioner has ever asked for an economic impact analysis of fee simple conversion of beach leases. We understand why they have not. The county will lose millions if these leasehold conversions take place. 1. ½ of the residential … Continue reading

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Editorial: Senators Nelson & Rubio Should Scrap Beach Bill

Editorial from Pensacola News Journal Editorial Board published Oct. 8, 2017… No matter what side you’re on in the contentious battle over a Senate bill that would allow private ownership on area beaches, one thing is certain. This is federal … Continue reading

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The Law of Unintended Consequences

Proponents of the beach bill claim that nothing in the bill itself has any negative impact on the beaches of Santa Rosa Island. That statement is not only false on its face, but it neglects to take into account what … Continue reading

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A Beach Lease

In the public discussions one woman has been an outspoken advocate for exchanging her lease for fee simple title. We decided to analyze her lease. We suspect she does not realize the effect of losing the tax exempt status of … Continue reading

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Questions Sent to Grover Robinson

How could Escambia initially pledge Navarre Beach bed tax revenue for Escambia bonds? I thought you said it was as if Escambia deeded Navarre to Santa Rosa in 1956? What is your position on the status of sub leases? If … Continue reading

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Air Force says Reopening Navarre Pass would Interfere with Missions

United States Senate, WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) has received written confirmation from the U.S. Air Force that reopening Navarre Pass in Santa Rosa County would directly interfere with the Air Force’s ability to conduct future testing … Continue reading

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