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A.G. GancarskiDecember 28, 2018

Jacksonville City Councilmember Anna Brosche, a first-term Republican, has yet to launch her expected campaign for Mayor, but she’s already dealing with incoming fire from the incumbent. Jacksonville on the Rise, the political committee of GOP Mayor Lenny Curry, launched an ad taking aim at Brosche for several Council votes cast over the last few years. The ad […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 20, 2018

An early Christmas present emerged Thursday for Jacksonville political junkies, as At-Large City Councilwoman Anna Brosche moved closer to a mayoral run. The media release was sent out by a heavy hitter with a statewide rep: Ryan Wiggins of Full Contact Strategies. This means Brosche is playing to win. “While Jacksonville is a beautiful and vibrant city much like […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 3, 2018

Duval’s December begins as most months have begun the last four years: Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and his ever-expanding political machine standing strong, even as political enemies recover from their latest rout. Last Tuesday saw a doubleheader: back-to-back events illustrating the futility of, as the phrase once went, raging against the machine. An older phrase […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 13, 2018

Two new bills introduced to the Jacksonville City Council Tuesday evening could, at least in theory, lead to a grant to the city from the United Arab Emirates being returned. Though if that happens, it’s over the heads of Mayor Lenny Curry and the Council President. Ordinance 2018-813 would give back that $2.775 million grant. And Ordinance 2018-790 would appropriate the […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 26, 2018

Earlier this month, the United Arab Emirates gave Jacksonville $2.775 million towards post-Irma reconstruction. The community is divided as to whether this money should be accepted, divisions that manifested in classic Jacksonville fashion only after the deal was done. Some say it’s necessary “no strings attached” money for areas that have desperate needs. Others say […]


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