Tag: Charles McBurney

A.G. GancarskiMay 23, 2016
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State legislator Charles McBurney is one of six finalists to be a 4th Judicial Circuit judge. But the NRA seeks to block that, reports Sunshine State News. In an email sent to members, the NRA claimed McBurney scuttled a hearing on “Burden of Proof” legislation this session, in his capacity as House Judiciary Committee chair. “As Chairman […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 12, 2016
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A year ago, Senators Audrey Gibson and Aaron Bean were part of the local Dancing with the Stars. This year, Representative Charles McBurney will trip the light fantastic for charity. The next Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars event will be June 4, at 8:00 p.m. at the Times-Union Center in Jacksonville. On Facebook, the Jacksonville Republican writes “The 2016 Regular Session […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 24, 2016
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There were still no definite answers Wednesday on whether the House will consider a Senate-approved change to the state’s Stand Your Ground law. The Senate bill, backed by state Sen. Rob Bradley, “shifts the burden of proof from the defendant to the prosecution” in pretrial hearings on whether a use of force was justifiable, according to […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 23, 2016
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The Florida House held a second reading Tuesday of Jacksonville’s “pension tax” bill, which would facilitate a referendum to extend the current half-cent sales tax 30 years and devote it to paying off Jacksonville’s $2.6 billion of unfunded pension liability. The debate before the full House went well. Going into the House session, those familiar […]

Julie DelegalJanuary 29, 2016
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Last of three parts When asked which death row inmates could be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Jan. 12 ruling, “Hurst v. Florida,” Jacksonville criminal defense attorney Gray Thomas says, theoretically, “all of them.” The penalty-phase procedure that gives the judge the final word was written into Florida law after the U.S. Supreme Court […]

Julie DelegalJanuary 28, 2016

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Last of three parts When asked which death row inmates could be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 12 ruling, Hurst v. Florida, Jacksonville criminal defense attorney Gray Thomas says, theoretically, “all of them.” The penalty-phase procedure that gives the judge the final word was written into Florida law after the U.S. Supreme Court […]


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