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As Jacksonville gears up for the holidays, it’s typical that mayoral campaigns are also gearing up—some more obviously than others. All over television right now: Lenny Curry’s … more
As has been documented in this column over the last couple of years, Jacksonville City Councilwoman Anna Brosche and Mayor Lenny Curry don’t get along. The two Republican CPAs, both elected … more
The Tuesday before Thanksgiving was a watershed day in Jacksonville City Council history. That’s when some of its most respected politicians killed a reform bill. The Rules Committee is … more
The historic gubernatorial campaign of former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum is now consigned to history, and as we all know, losing efforts aren’t treated as historically significant for … more
One big wish-list item for Jacksonville city leaders: a new convention center. The arguments against the current spot at Prime Osborn are myriad and well-rehearsed. A new convention center, goes … more
Ahead of last week’s elections, I had a feeling there might be recounts. I didn’t have the guts to openly predict a trifecta, though. In the ultimate expression of Florida’s … more
This paper is being printed as votes are being counted in the most historic state election of our lifetimes. Publication schedules don’t allow for analysis of that until next week. However, … more
In many other election cycles, I have written a cover story preview of the upcoming elections for this very publication. So there is an irony in covering probably the hottest Florida election of my … more
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Everyone has heard about the problem of budget deficits, but there is a far more insidious deficit that receives very little media coverage – this is the democracy deficit. Once you open your eyes, … more
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