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North Florida Land Trust, Navy and Jacksonville Working Together on the First Coast

The North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) announced this week that it will be working with the U.S. Navy and the city of Jacksonville to conserve land around U.S. Navy properties. The Jacksonville City Council approved...

Florida Has the Two Best Large Cities to Start a Business in the Nation,...

This week, WalletHub released its report on 2022’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business and two cities from the Sunshine State lead the list. In order to help aspiring entrepreneurs maximize their chances for...

Pete Wilking: Jacksonville Fell Through on Rooftop Solar, Florida Shouldn’t Make the Same Mistake

After serving my country for‭ ‬10‭ ‬years in the U.S.‭ ‬Navy,‭ ‬I opened my own business,‭ ‬A1A Solar Contracting,‭ ‬Inc.,‭ ‬in Jacksonville.‭ Since‭ ‬2010,‭ ‬our solar installation company has grown from a small team installing...
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Florida Has Four of the Top 10 Cities in America to Start a Business

Four of the best cities in America to start a business are in Florida, a new report shows. Real Estate Witch from Clever Real Estate recently released a report on the best cities to launch...
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Time to Focus on Issues, Instead of Name Calling, in Jacksonville

Political opponents need to stop engaging in character assassination. Take Dean Black, the president of the Duval County Republican Party. He accused Tracye Polson, who is currently running for a Jacksonville City Council seat, of...
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Six of the ‘Most Sinful Cities in America’ Are in Florida, New Report Finds

This month, personal finance website Wallet Hub released a report on America’s most “sinful cities” and six of them are in Florida. The report compared 182 cities and used 37 key indicators of “evil deeds”...

Ron DeSantis Wants to Strengthen E-Verify, Stop Biden Administration From Sending Illegals to Florida

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, Duval County Sheriff Mike Williams and state Public Safety Czar Larry Keefe to...

HUD Sending $2.4 Million to Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $20 million in inaugural grants from its Eviction Protection Grant Program, the first of its kind for the department. These grants will be...

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...

Some Florida Cities Spending COVID Relief Money on Non-Related Projects

Florida cities have received hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government in coronavirus relief money in the various stimulus measures passed by Congress. Some cities are spending that money on infrastructure projects and...
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Jacksonville Needs to Invest in People, Quality of Life, Not Throwing More Taxpayer Dollars...

The world is changing faster than government ever recognizes. Duval County has a chance to be a leader in the new economy, by recognizing that people are the key to a better future. It’s time the city government recognizes this. 
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Jacksonville Should Reject Proposal to Double the Gas Tax

More than twenty years ago, the Better Jacksonville Plan (BJP) promised many improvements to our infrastructure. But five years ago, the current administration stated that more than $250 million worth of BJP projects had not been completed. 
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