Tag: Edward Waters College

A.G. GancarskiOctober 30, 2018

“Elections have consequences.” That was the message of an ebullient Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, who in Jacksonville’s New Town neighborhood Tuesday messaged against Republican health care policies at Edward Waters College. Nelson spoke to media after a roundtable event in which he and other speakers discussed the need for health coverage. At the heart of […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 17, 2018

Monday morning, Jacksonville City Council Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety committee put the brakes on a long-tabled bill. But it will be back. The  Homeless Bill of Rights measure was introduced by now suspended (and federally indicted) Councilwoman Katrina Brown months back. The bill (2018-308) contends that “the basic rights all people should enjoy must be […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 30, 2018

Day one of the nascent CD 5 primary campaign between incumbent Congressman Al Lawson and former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown hasn’t lacked for fireworks. Late this morning, in response to Brown entering the race, Lawson blasted the Jacksonville Democrat as being a careerist looking for his next gig, after failing as mayor. “Alvin failed as mayor,” Lawson […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 17, 2017

On Monday morning, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry released his first budget since pension reform passed: a $1.27B budget, up from the $1.2B budget the previous year. With budget relief available after pension reform, Curry made the decision to invest in long neglected city infrastructure and employees, spending more than in the previous two years and adding […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 27, 2016

Despite running in a heavily Democratic district, Republican Mark Griffin is playing to win in the House District 13 race. Thursday evening represented one of the most potentially pivotal evenings in his campaign against Democrat Tracie Davis, the replacement candidate for Reggie Fullwood, whose name is still on the ballot. Davis and Griffin debated at Jacksonville’s Edward Waters College; in […]


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