Tag: County Referendum 1
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A.G. GancarskiAugust 24, 2016
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As of the end of Tuesday, Republican voting for the Aug. 30 primary was at 12 percent, with 25,999 of the 215,025 members of the GOP voting. Reasons for that Republican turnout could include enthusiasm for congressional candidates, or perhaps a desire to vote in the state attorney’s race. As has been the case through […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 23, 2016
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If County Referendum 1 passes in Jacksonville, unlocking a sales tax extension dedicated to the city’s $2.8 billion unfunded pension liability, Mayor Lenny Curry says collective bargaining could be done within months. “My plan is to have it done by spring,” Curry told a crowd at the Chamber’s ImpactJax event Monday evening. The timeframe is intended, Curry […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 11, 2016
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Though two former Jacksonville City Council presidents, Bill Bishop and Stephen Joost, went to the press in opposition to County Referendum 1, which would authorize the extension of the half-cent sales tax through 2060 to deal with the $2.8 billion unfunded actuarial liability on public pensions, five more came out in support of the measure Thursday. Former […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 2, 2016
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For the first time since an October rally at the Jacksonville Landing, GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump will be in Jacksonville, this time at 7 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Arena. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry will be there, his office confirms. However, when FloridaPolitics.com asked Curry’s office questions related to Trump’s contretemps with Khizr Khan and […]


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