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Florida and Jacksonville Need to Get Serious About Minority Representation During Redistricting

Another ten years has past and, once again, Florida is looking at our leaders engaging in the embarrassing exercise of redistricting at the state and county levels. What are the political parties afraid of? Making...

Parents and Students Choosing to Opt Out of School Mask Mandates

At the end of July, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order that allows parents to opt out of a school’s mask mandate even without a doctor’s notice. But with Florida schools starting back up,...
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Ashley Moody: Florida is Increasing Award Money for Anonymous Tips in Murder Cases Leading...

On Wednesday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced a near-doubling of award money for anonymous tips in murder cases that lead to an arrest.
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John Rutherford Staying on the House Appropriations Committee

The First Coast congressman said he will serve on the U.S. House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations, the Homeland Security Appropriations and the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittees.
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Matt Schellenberg: Duval County Needs to Reform Redistricting Process

In Duval County, a committee was formed to examine the changes, including where people have moved and currently live throughout the county. Unfortunately, for more than 40 years, Duval County has been restricted by federal court order in how it can proceed.
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Donald Trump: No Republican Convention in Jacksonville

Last month, Jacksonville was penciled in to host much of the convention, which was scheduled from August 24 through August 27, even while much of the convention’s business was to be held in North Carolina.
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Florida Debates If School Superintendents Should Be Elected or Appointed

In recent years, voters in several counties have been split over whether to elect a school superintendent or rely on an appointed one. From 2004 to 2017, voters in only three counties--Lake, Monroe and Polk Counties--abandoned having an elected school superintendent and moved to an appointed one. 
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