Shortly after the president concluded, Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear delivered the Democratic Response to President Trump’s address.
Everything from mandatory recess to testing schedules is up for debate during the state legislative session that begins next week. Rep. Tracie Davis, D-Jacksonville, and Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, laid out their education agendas to members of Duval County’s Parent Teacher Association Tuesday.
Tuesday on “First Coast Connect” we discussed the life of undocumented and other immigrants under President Trump with Kristellys Estanga from the Duval County Democratic Hispanic Caucus and immigration attorney Angela Reyes. Dignity U Wear Executive Director Nicole Brose talked about its upcoming annual Undies Campaign. Judy Wells shared some cautionary tales about changes in air travel and we heard an in-studio performance by local 12-year-old violinist virtuoso Jimmie Moseley.
Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis is rethinking his bill aimed at getting ex-offenders jobs, which has received pushback from contractors over some of the bill’s original requirements . Dennis rolled out some possible amendments Tuesday morning at a special meeting about the bill.
Jacksonville mental health providers want to make sure there are enough clinicians, so they’re donating nearly $1 million to the University of North Florida to train psychiatric nurse practitioners.
Jacksonville City Council members heard concerns Monday from Springfield residents about a proposed legal settlement between the city and two disability-rights nonprofits. The settlement, in part, mandates the city approve a permit for a group home at …
The annual Florida legislative session begins next week. Among the bills lawmakers will consider is one giving property tax breaks to people who suffered damage as a result of hurricanes last year. The measure would reimburse certain First Coast homeow…
A Florida house budget panel recently voted against funding an economic development agency as well as the state’s tourism bureau.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry shared a pizza lunch with students in a Lee High School leadership class Monday afternoon. The students, who have been meeting with city and federal leaders going on two years , want to change the juvenile justice system and reduce violence in their community. Students were grabbing sodas and piling plates with slices of pizza and cheesy bread in the mayor’s boardroom as they sat around a long rectangular table.