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Who’s Running For Public Office In Jacksonville?

  Qualifying for candidates seeking public offices in Jacksonville this year ended at noon today — four for mayor, seven for sheriff, and dozens more for other county office and City Council seats.

While city elections are non-partisan — any voter can cast a ballot for any candidate in all races — candidates do list their party affiliations.

Here the people who will be on the ballot in the March 24 primary:

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To Help Former Felons Get Jobs, Florida Lawmaker Proposes Tax Break For Businesses

Businesses could get a tax break for hiring former felons – that’s if a bill filed by Miami Democratic Senator Dwight Bullard gets approved this session. The bill would give companies hiring a convicted felon a $1,000 tax credit. The credit applies to the corporate income tax, which not all businesses have to pay, but Bullard says it’s a way for the program to get a solid foot in the door.

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Closing The Loop: Pat Setser

    

Pat Setser is an artist and writer. “I’m a member of the National League of American Pen Women, and have been for 16 years. I now sit on the board, and chair the membership committee. I go to Washington three times a year for board meetings.”

Most of Pat’s career was spent in the printing business. But she put all of her career on hold for several years to take care of her husband, who was found, during an unrelated surgery, to have cancer.

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Rep. Adkins Leads Workshop To Fix Pension Problem

State and local officials and public watchdogs gathered at Jacksonville City Hall yesterday to see what can be done about the city’s pension debt. As WJCT’s Peter Haden reports, presenters from Florida TaxWatch and the Florida League of Cities put Jacksonville’s problem in the context of a statewide pension crisis.

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