First Read: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rick Scott vetoes millions of dollars intended for local First Coast projects in an effort to save taxpayers money, thousands of Jacksonville residents go without power due to severe storms, the man behind Jaguars’ mascot Jaxson De Ville is retiring after 19 years, and the St. Johns Riverkeeper is among several conservationist groups suing the Florida legislature over a lack of conservation funding.

Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida and across the country.

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Rick Scott vetoes millions of dollars intended for local First Coast projects in an effort to save taxpayers money, thousands of Jacksonville residents go without power due to severe storms, the man behind Jaguars’ mascot Jaxson De Ville is retiring after 19 years, and the St. Johns Riverkeeper is among several conservationist groups suing the Florida legislature over a lack of conservation funding.

Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida and across the country.

Here are 8 stories you don’t want to miss.