Tag: Chris Hand
The Task Force found some serious poundage. Image via TPD.

Scott PowersDecember 21, 2018

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis announced late Thursday he’s ready to take up the requested pardons for the Groveland Four immediately. Though he didn’t explicitly say he’s prepared to issue the pardons, DeSantis called the Groveland Four “victims” and expressed strong sympathy with the cause seeking belated justice for four young black men falsely accused of raping a […]

Staff ReportsNovember 29, 2018

Baseball terminology may be out of season, but no matter: this week’s developments show that all the work Northeast Florida lawmakers have done in recent months has paid off. For the second straight year, Fleming Island Republican Rob Bradley will helm Senate Appropriations. This year, a close ally is also handling the House budget. Gov. […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 14, 2016

Former Jacksonville mayoral Chief of Staff Chris Hand is a believer in representative democracy. Concomitant with those beliefs, a belief in reform, which he outlined this week in the Orlando Sentinel. The entire piece is worth a read, as Hand outlines problems with elections in the Sunshine State in 2016 … and potential solutions. One issue that bedevils […]

Melissa RossApril 10, 2015

The latest salvo in Jacksonville’s long-running battle over its pension problems comes from City Councilwoman Lori Boyer. Boyer has filed legislation that would reduce pension benefits for police and firefighters that are hired on starting Oct. 1. It’s an aggressive move and apparently the first time someone on the council has filed a measure stating […]

Melissa RossDecember 7, 2015

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is pursuing a federal lawsuit, Brown v. Detzner, in the wake of the Florida Supreme Court’s approval of a redrawn congressional map for the state. Brown, along with the Congressional Black Caucus, argue that the change means “substantial retrogression” for African-American communities, along with significant dilution of the black vote in […]


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