Tag: JaxPort
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A.G. GancarskiMarch 20, 2017

After making the case for Enterprise Florida in Jacksonville Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott addressed other issues in a gaggle, including JAXPORT. Scott’s new budget has $176 million for ports, and — crucially — $31M for the long-delayed dredging of the river to deepen the channel for bigger PANAMAX ships. In Jacksonville, Scott addressed the near-term […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 15, 2016

Last Saturday, I checked out a protest against President-elect Donald Trump — the Jacksonville iteration of the #NotMyPresident movement. As protests go, it was as Shakespeare wrote: “sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Those in attendance – 150, maybe 200 – were peaceful, by and large. The signs and speakers were all earnest, in that young, leftish, […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 3, 2016

On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott was in Jacksonville to kick off the Interstate 95/Interstate 295 interchange project. The hub will help connect JAXPORT with I-95, as well as offering another route from downtown Jacksonville to the airport. Gov. Scott said, “We are proud to be welcoming so many families and job creators to Florida, and we must […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 28, 2016

Slowly but surely, Jacksonville is moving toward affording its LGBT citizens the same rights others have. The latest example of progress: the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and four independent authorities (The Jacksonville Aviation Authority, JEA, Jacksonville Port Authority, and Jacksonville Transportation Authority) protect LGBT employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Activists hailed […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 20, 2016

Looks like gambling executive Jamie Shelton will be the city of Jacksonville’s “best bet” to replace John Rood on the JAXPORT board. The office of Mayor Lenny Curry will be advancing his name to replace Rood, multiple sources in the mayor’s office confirmed. “Jamie will bring a great deal of experience to the JAXPORT Board,” said Curry. “His […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 8, 2016

The River Club, high atop downtown Jacksonville, was the scene for FloridaPolitics.com’s interview with Donnie Horner. Horner, a Republican running in House District 11, spoke about issues he hadn’t addressed before to this outlet. One of them: the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis he got two years into what he had hoped would be a full […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 6, 2016

FloridaPolitics.com obtained a copy of internal talking points designed to help Jacksonville officials sell the Florida Department of Transportation on advocating a $24 million TIGER Grant for JAXPORT. This project, claims the talking points, “will make JAXPORT the largest wood pellet terminal in the U.S. and enhance U.S. exports by two million tons of manufactured wood pellets […]


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