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A.G. GancarskiJune 19, 2018
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Monday brought good news for the city of Jacksonville, as the First District Court of Appeal rebuffed five plaintiffs challenging the city’s pension reform referendum of 2016. The city prevailed in circuit court last year over plaintiffs Joseph Andrews, Connie Benham, Dr. Juan P. Gray, Lynn Price and Reverend Levy Wilcox. They objected to the wording of the […]

Danny McAuliffeJune 19, 2018
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A Chicago-based watchdog group says Florida owes more than it owns to the tune of $11.6 billion, earning it a C ranking in the group’s annual report of state financial standings. Truth in Accounting released its letter-grade rankings of each state Tuesday morning. The nonprofit was founded to highlight inaccurate government financial disclosures. Per the two-pager […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 9, 2017
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The year 2017 has started off with people trying to pressure Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry into positions he thus far has resisted. Social liberals want the mayor to offer the kind of full-throated support of expansion of the Human Rights Ordinance that thus far has proven elusive. And the city’s unions, especially police and fire, want […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 22, 2016
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Tuesday saw senior staff from the city of Jacksonville locked in negotiations with representatives from the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters. Spoiler alert: those negotiations won’t be wrapped up in time for Thanksgiving. The fire union seems to prefer switching to the Florida Retirement System’s pension plan; the city likes defined contribution. That is a huge gap. […]


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