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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

Controversy Over Publix’s COVID-19 Vaccinations; PPP; What's Good Wednesdays;

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THE OFFICE OF FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pictured speaking in front of the Sawgrass Village Publix in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Wednesday we took a closer look at the controversy surrounding the state’s COVID-19 vaccination program with Publix.

AG Gancarski of Florida Politics and Tim Gibbons, Editor in Chief of the Jacksonville Business Journal, joined us to discuss the program and how it might impact the grocer’s bottom line.

PPP Funding  and 2021 Market Forecast

Jacksonville native Marty Lanahan was recently named the new regional president for Iberia Bank - First Horizon. She offered her perspective on the new round of PPP funding and offered a look at the 2021 market forecast.

Correction: Lanahan was misidentified in an earlier version of this web summary.

What’s Good Wednesday

This week's good news includes:

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Lightner Museum

The Lighter Museum in St. Augustine has a number of new exhibits planned in the coming months. CEO David Bagnall joined us to tell us more about them.

Michael Gonzalez can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org.