Policy Matters

Quarterly Series
  • Hosted by Rick Mullaney

Hosted by Rick Mullaney, director of Jacksonville University's Public Policy Institute, this quarterly program examines current public policy issues like taxes, healthcare and downtown redevelopment.

On the May 2016 edition of Policy Matters, host Rick Mullaney speaks with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and current City Council President Greg Anderson about the city's upcoming pension referendum.

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On the February 2016 edition of Policy Matters, host Rick Mullaney discusses civic engagement, the environment and other issues with former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham and Chris Hand, who served as Chief of Staff for former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown.

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On the December 2015 edition of Policy Matters, host Rick Mullaney speaks with Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams about public safety issues in Duval County, including violent crime, the Jacksonville Journey program, and more.

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On the June 2015 edition of WJCT's Policy Matters, host Rick Mullaney speaks with Greg Anderson, incoming President of the Jacksonville City Council, about the top issues facing the city and his priorities for the council in the next year.

On the March 2015 edition of WJCT's Policy Matters, host Rick Mullaney speaks with nationally renowned water resource and marine life experts James G. Workman, writer and Deputy Director of the Environmental Defense Fund's Catch Share Design, and Dr. Quint White, Director of Jacksonville University's Marine Science Research Institute.

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Policy Matters: JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor

May 28, 2014
Urban Land Institute North Florida

Following a 30-year maritime career, Brian Taylor became the CEO of the Jacksonville Port Authority on July 29, 2013.

World Affairs Council Jacksonville

Gary Chartrand is the chairman of the Florida Board of Education, executive chairman of Acosta and a First Coast resident.

Policy Matters: Bill Scheu

Feb 26, 2014
Montreat Conference Center

Pension reform is among the most pressing issues in Jacksonville's current policy discussions.

Jacksonville's strategic location on the nation's coast could be a major draw to several sectors, from energy to shipping.

The rollout of the national online Health Insurance Exchange under the Affordable Care Act in October has caused political strife for President Obama and increased uncertainly for those seeking insurance.

City of Jacksonville

Among the policy challenges faced by city legislators, perhaps the one most closely tied to the economic prosperity of Jacksonville is pension reform.