Jacksonville leaders’ arguments for state incentives fall on deaf ears in Tallahassee

Jacksonville may be Ground Zero for the debate about economic incentives. Local leaders want them, but the local Florida House

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Movement in Jacksonville begins to ban tobacco sales to those under 21

The city of Jacksonville’s municipal code has taken a gradualist approach to tobacco prohibition — and it’s not done yet,

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Jacksonville City Council ‘community events’ policy up for review

Jacksonville City Councilmen Bill Gulliford and Reggie Brown convened Wednesday to revisit an issue from months back: “community events” in the council districts.

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Jacksonville City Council moves microlending, ex-offender jobs, travel budget bills

On a Tuesday agenda largely bereft of drama, the Jacksonville City Council moved bills related to microlending for small businesses,

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Man pleads guilty in beating death of 2-year-old after ‘accident’ on bed

A Jacksonville toddler died after being struck with a plastic coat hanger until it broke because the 2-year-old girl had

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Jacksonville City Council contemplates crowded agenda Tuesday

There is never a dull moment at a meeting of the Jacksonville City Council. On Tuesday, councilors mull microfinance, ex-offender

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Jacksonville PFPF to vote on pension deal Friday

In February, the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund Board of Trustees balked at a Mar. 15 deadline to vote

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Jacksonville leaders move on human trafficking, an ‘industry without borders’

As we previewed last week, Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri is looking to implement the next phase of the city’s response

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Pastor challenges ‘missing in action’ Reggie Gaffney for Jacksonville City Council seat

Chaussee Gibson may not be a household name in the Jacksonville area. But Gibson, a native of Jacksonville who preaches

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Jay Fant for Attorney General? Intrigue in Jacksonville

Republican State Rep. Jay Fant has the safest of safe seats on Jacksonville’s deep-red Westside. However, in the even deeper-red Florida

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Jacksonville re-ups Friends of Hemming Park contract for 6 months, $415K

In Jacksonville, friendships aren’t meant to last forever. But in the case of Friends of Hemming Park, they are renewable

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Jacksonville to redouble efforts against human trafficking

On Monday morning, Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri will meet with representatives from the State Attorney’s Office, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office,

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Ron Salem clears $30K in first month of Jacksonville council candidacy

Republican Ron Salem, running to replace termed-out John Crescimbeni in the Jacksonville City Council’s At-Large District 2, cleared $30,000 in February. Salem,

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Opioid overdose crisis becomes top priority for Jacksonville policy makers

The numbers are stark for those who care about public policy in Jacksonville. And the need for solutions is urgent.

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Lenny Curry, Rob Bradley committees and Travis Cummings pace Northeast Florida February fundraising

No Northeast Florida incumbents face competitive races in 2018. Yet the fundraising continues anyway, as February evidenced. Notable for performance:

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Charles McBurney files for 4th circuit judgeship

Former State Rep. Charles McBurney opened a campaign account Mar. 1 to start his race for a judgeship in Florida’s 4th Circuit.

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Aaron Bowman takes lead in Jacksonville City Council VP race

On Wednesday, Jacksonville City Councilman Aaron Bowman continued his push for the vice-presidency of the 19-person legislative body with some success.

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To Russia with love: Jon Huntsman postpones Jacksonville speaking gig

The World Affairs Council’s loss is the world stage’s gain. President Donald Trump appointed Jon Huntsman to be Ambassador to Russia on Wednesday.

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John Rutherford Homeland Security spending reform bill clears U.S. House committee

H.R. 1294, the Reducing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acquisition Cost Growth Act, seeks to stop wasteful spending of taxpayer

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