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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.
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Florida League of Cities Unveils Legislative Priorities

While the regular legislative session doesn’t begin until March, many groups and organizations are already to kick things off with a new administration coming into power in Tallahassee, including the Florida League of Cities which released its “2019 Legislative Priorities & Policy Positions” this week. 

Small Businesses Getting Taxpayer Funded Grants in Orlando

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer insists these grants to small businesses to improve their building’ appearances are good investments.
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Ron DeSantis Slams Andrew Gillum on Policy and Ethics

DeSantis spoke for about 25 minutes to a convention luncheon full of businessmen and women, telling the polite crowd that he was the only veteran running for governor but also that he was the only unabashed capitalist and the only one not under investigation by the FBI. 

HUD Sending $2 Million to Melbourne for Tapestry Hotel Construction

The hotel will include a three level parking garage, a 4,600 square foot conference and event center, and a 4,900 square foot indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge. 
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