ByDavid Bauerlein - The Florida Times-Union•Jan 8, 2021
In a week that saw rioters swarm the Capitol when Congress met to certify Joe Biden's election as president, the Republican National Committee has gathered in Amelia Island to take stock of how the GOP will move forward on the heels of Georgia voters electing two Democrats to the U.S. Senate.
ByChristine Sexton - News Service of Florida•Jan 8, 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that the state is investigating allegations that an upscale West Palm Beach nursing home diverted scarce COVID-19 vaccinations meant for residents and staff to members of the facility’s board of directors and donors.
ByMike Mendenhall - The Jacksonville Daily Record•Jan 8, 2021
A City Council Committee of the Whole voted 15-4 to advance a $245.3 million taxpayer-backed incentives package for Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed Lot J entertainment and retail venue west of TIAA Bank Field.
As supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to block congressional certification of the 2020 election on Wednesday, Republican leaders in Florida released legislation aimed at cracking down on violent protests.
ByJim Turner - News Service of Florida•Jan 7, 2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis has strongly reaffirmed his opposition to local government officials’ attempts to impose their own rules to curb the spread of COVID-19, saying that such measures “are not effective.”
Jacksonville-area Republican U.S. Rep. John Rutherford has now recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect after being part of the group of Republicans who late Wednesday night objected to two states' election results, hours after pro-Trump extremists had stormed the Capitol and forced the Electoral College certification process to be halted Wednesday.
The U.S. Capitol was engulfed in chaos on Wednesday, as supporters of President Trump, responding to his call to head there, breached the complex, resulting in violence in the seat of America's federal government.
ByEmily Bloch - The Florida Times-Union•Jan 6, 2021
Duval County Public Schools teachers voted to approve a new contract which will include pay raises for thousands of early career teachers and School Board members but leaves many veteran teachers feeling neglected.
ByChristopher Hong - The Florida Times-Union•Jan 4, 2021
A Jacksonville City Council special committee on Monday published its long-awaited investigative report into the failed 2019 sale of JEA, finding that Mayor Lenny Curry and JEA officials spent years exploring a sale of the city-owned utility with a "purposeful lack of transparency" and CEO Aaron Zahn used "intentional misrepresentations and omissions" to push a sale, which was coupled with Zahn's creation of an "ill-conceived" bonus plan that could have yielded executives millions of dollars.