Vice President Harris Visiting Jacksonville Monday

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Vice President Kamala Harris will be visiting Jacksonville Monday.

Harris is scheduled to depart Washington, D.C. for Jacksonville at 11:50 a.m., arriving at Jacksonville International Airport around 2:25 p.m.

From there she will be visiting a Jacksonville vaccination center. That will be followed by a listening session that Vice President Harris will be taking part in with Florida leaders at Feeding Northeast Florida

Feeding Northeast Florida is the region's largest nonprofit food bank and hunger relief network. The agency addresses food insecurity, poverty, and poor health by providing nutritious foods and other essential goods to those in need in collaboration with community partners.

The vice president is expected to depart Jacksonville by 6:05 p.m.

Harris and President Joe Biden have been traveling the country to promote the administration’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is already making plans for Florida’s share of the stimulus money. Tuesday he pitched plans to use nearly half of the money coming to Florida from a federal stimulus package to bulk up infrastructure, bolster efforts to fight rising sea levels, fix the troubled unemployment system and provide first responders with $1,000 bonuses for their work during the past year.

DeSantis on Tuesday outlined $4.1 billion in spending he’s proposed to House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson for the current and next fiscal years. Money also would go toward issues such as boosting state tourism marketing efforts and bringing in new recruits to the Florida National Guard.

The governor’s proposal Tuesday is intended to address a portion of the $9 billion to $10 billion that the state expects to receive from the $1.9 trillion relief package that President Biden signed last week.

Check back with WJCT News later Monday afternoon for coverage of the vice president's visit to Jacksonville.


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