Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says he’s confident voters this month will approve his plan to deal with the city’s $2.7 billion pension debt. The Republican mayor is pushing back against a contingent of Democratic opposition against the extension of a 1/2-cent sales tax.
St. Johns County Commissioner and Florida 4th District Congressional candidate Bill McClure appeared Monday with Melissa Ross on First Coast Connect ahead of next week’s primary election. We also spoke with transgender Jacksonville resident Denise Iondoli who is the subject of the latest video produced by local advocacy group “We Are Straight Allies.”
A Jacksonville native is now in charge of entrepreneurship for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. His name is Doug Rand, and he came back to his hometown last week to talk about business at Jacksonville University. In this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo how Rand views the River City’s business climate from Washington.
The big story in the tech world last week was the decision by Google to postpone the expansion of its high-speed fiber internet network in cities across the country, which includes Jacksonville.
Our Friday Media Roundtable discusses this week’s political debates, there’s an upcoming fundraiser for Nemours Children’s Hospital and comedian Pablo Francisco stops by First Coast Connect.
The Jacksonville Jaguars broke ground on a much-anticipated amphitheater Friday and released new renderings of the venue.
Seven Republicans and one Democrat running for Congress in Northeast Florida answered audience questions at the Tiger Bay Club Friday. Republican candidates Lake Ray, Steve Kaufman, Bill McClure, Deborah Katz-Pueschel, Hanz Tanzler, Ed Malin, John Rutherford and lone democrat David Bruderly are all taking a shot at Ander Crenshaw’s soon-to-be vacated District 4 congressional seat.
Gov. Rick Scott gave details of five new cases of the Zika virus believed to have been transmitted by mosquitoes in a 20-block area of Miami Beach.
As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT intern Kayla Davis be your guide for art, culture and fun on the First Coast. NOLA MOCA’s Women of the Knife Fine dining brought to you by six amazing women. Guests ages 21 and up will be treated to a six-course meal along with accompanying drinks at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. The cost of such a pleasure is $125 per person and is all inclusive. Space is limited so act fast. Yin Yoga Experience the soothing effects of Yoga from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m Friday at the Soluna Yoga + Spa, located at 4154 Herschel St. The Soluna Yoga + Spa is offering $15 Yin Yoga classes taught by Darcy. This class is intended to increase flexibility and circulation. Fernandina Beach Market Place Come out and enjoy the unique creations of Fernandina Beach natives at the Fernandina Beach Market Place. Live music and local arts and crafts are just some of the things to expect when visiting the Fernandina Beach Market Place starting at 9
Jacksonville City Council will soon vote on a plan to fund the phasing out of septic tanks. The city and JEA would equally contribute a combined $30 million to get septic tank owners hooked up to city sewer lines.