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A.G. GancarskiApril 4, 2017
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A case could be made that Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has lost control of the pension reform narrative at the worst possible time. In recent days, both the Florida Times-Union and FloridaPolitics.com have run stories questioning the lack of substantive detail provided by the mayor’s office regarding the pension reform package introduced last week to the Jacksonville City […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 15, 2016
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20min256
As Sam Mousa walked into the Police and Fire Pension Fund building on a misty Friday morning to sell the board on the Lenny Curry plan, FloridaPolitics.com asked him his thoughts on Rick Scott not committing to support the Jacksonville mayor’s pension sales tax plan to address the unfunded actuarial liability. Mousa’s answer was typically economical, “The mayor never asked the […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 14, 2016
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With the MLK Birthday Breakfast Friday calling him back to Jacksonville, Mayor Lenny Curry will wrap up his Tallahassee trip Thursday after meetings galore. One would surmise that those meetings are intended to create buy-in for his pension sales tax proposal, which some worry was advanced a bit late for this Legislative Session. Curry’s meeting schedule […]

Melissa RossJanuary 11, 2016
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5min311
The Jacksonville City Council meets Tuesday, and the entire 19-member body has sponsored a new bill that would repurpose the Better Jacksonville Plan with a half-cent sales tax to pay down the city’s massive unfunded pension liability. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says he’s willing to ask the voters to approve the idea with a referendum.  […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 9, 2016
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While most of the #jaxpol world focuses on whether the Lenny Curry pension tax proposal is a “new” tax, the real sticking point may be the defined contribution requirement that the Curry administration imposed as a precondition for new employees. In that context, Curry’s “political capital” necessarily will be used, to a considerable degree, to get […]

Melissa RossJune 9, 2015
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An on-air discussion of the McKinney, Texas, viral video making the rounds this week quickly turned into an impassioned debate on criminal justice, with one participant’s calls to confront institutional racism set against another’s plea to evaluate police use-of-force incidents case by case. “We have to look at the institutionalization of racism in America,”  activist Wells […]


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