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TIAA Bank Field; Supreme Court ethics; recreational marijuana; Duval Comic and Zine Fest

Ryan Ketterman
for Visit Jacksonville

Mayor Donna Deegan will be sworn in July 1, and one of the bigger challenges her administration will face is how to address the stadium renovation costs at TIAA Bank Field.

There is no easy fixes, but no shortage of suggestions out there on ways to negotiate with the Jacksonville Jaguars and keep the NFL franchise in town.

Jax Today contributor Mike Clark has been writing about this for some time and joined us in studio today to talk more about major decisions that are underway for the city of Jacksonville.

Supreme Court ethics

Public approval for the Supreme Court is at historic lows after a series of ethics scandals.

We met with Nick Allard, dean of the Jacksonville University College of Law, to talk more about calls for ethics reform at the Supreme Court.

Recreational marijuana

The long effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Florida scored a major victory last week but still faces challenges from the state’s attorney general.

A proposed ballot measure gathered enough signatures to put it on the ballot in 2024. It would allow adults 21 and over to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana for personal use.

But the Florida Supreme Court still must approve wording of the ballot measure, and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has indicated she'll oppose it.

Bruce Ritchie, Politico Florida reporter, joined us to discuss what all this means for the legalization of recreational marijuana in Florida.

Duval Comic and Zine Fest:

The Duval Comic and Zine Fest is coming up next weekend in partnership with the Jacksonville Public Library.

This event is a celebration of zines, mini-comics, small press, alternative press, underground art and DIY media.

Dan Waily and Lindsay Anderson, co-founders of Duval Comic and Zine Fest, joined us to talk more about what to expect.

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Kathy Waterman joined WJCT News 89.9 as associate producer after graduating from the University of North Florida with a degree in multimedia journalism. She was previously a production intern on the station's talk shows.