PORT MANATEE NEWS

Vol. 20, No. 4,908 - The American Reporter - February 5, 2014

PORT MANATEE NEWS

Port Observer
LAST-MINUTE CANDIDATE FOR PORT DIRECTOR MAY BE CONSIDERED

by Joe Shea

BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 6, 2011, 11:46am (Updated 1:34pm ET Sept. 7) -- The Manatee County Port Authority - meeting abruptly amid a county commission debate over the legality of doing so - decided Tuesday morning to ask the port's attorney whether they can add a last-minute applicant to the "B" list of three finalists for the post of Port Manatee executive director to replace outgoing port chief David McDonald.

Port Observer
FIGHTING FOR A PLACE IN THE FUTURE

by Joe Shea

BRADENTON, Fla., Aug. 19, 2011 -- The Port of Manatee is broke - and that's not such a bad thing. And the AAA bonds of Manatee County have been downgraded - and that's not such a bad thing. Just ask the county comptroller or the port's director, who defended the pORT'S $1.5 "paper" deficit Thursday and sees a far brighter future ahead.

Reporting: Florida
STATE TO PROBE POTENTIAL FOR NATURAL GAS PIPELINE MONOPOLY IN $9.4 BILLION DEAL

by Joe Shea

BRADENTON, Fla., Aug. 9, 2011, 3:13 p.m. ET (Updated 8:21 p.m. ET)-- Florida's chief financial officer Jeff Atwater, and perhaps the state's Attorney General, will launch a probe of a possible monopoly of the state's two existing natural gas pipelines that could occur if a pending buyout by the Williams Companies - which already owns one of the pipelines - is allowed to proceed, a source familiar with the inquiry told the Port Manatee News.

Reporting: Florida
$1-BILLION PROJECT FOR FLORIDA'S PORT MANATEE REVEALED - ALONG WITH A WELL-KEPT SECRET

by Joe Shea

BRADENTON, Fla., June 2, 2011 -- For months now, two of the best-kept secrets in Manatee County government have been the secret site plans and planning staff reviews of code-named "Project Royal" and "Project Palm" in the county's new Port Manatee Encouragement Zone.

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