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Brian Mast: Instead of Raising the Debt Ceiling, We Need to Cut Federal Spending

This week, as Congress increased the debt ceiling on a party-lines vote, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., offered a proposal to cut the $480 billion that the ceiling was increased. “The bill, the Banana Stand...
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Local Officials Want to Raise Taxes to Deal With Racial Tensions–But Not Everyone is...

One idea that is gaining a lot of attention is a gas tax increase. Jacksonville City Councilman Aaron Bowman has started a conversation on the First Coast about raising the gas tax to help raise revenue. He and other elected officials say tax hikes are needed to confront the years of economic abandonment in the black communities.