The Arc Jacksonville

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Jason Hamilton was sitting at his company’s booth surrounded by 21 other business tables Friday afternoon. Hamilton has been working at TIAA Bank, formerly Everbank, sorting mail for about 17 years. 

The Arc Jacksonville

A Jacksonville nonprofit that helps people with developmental disabilities get work is getting a leg up through some new state funding.

Arc Jacksonville is launching a new employment initiative thanks to $300,000 in the Florida budget this year.


  Today on “First Coast Connect,” we spoke with Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green (01:12) about his new book, “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency.” Local attorney Michael Stanski (14:09) discussed federal security clearance laws and whether Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner should have his clearance revoked. The Arc Jacksonville CEO Jim Whitaker and Steve Kelly (30:54) from Everbank told us about a new job program to benefit workers with disabilities, and Cole Pepper (44:48) brought us the latest sports news.  


Former Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry narrowly edged incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown with just over 51 percent of the vote in Tuesday's mayoral election. We discuss the results of all of the city races with A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly and Florida Politics columnist, and Marcella Washington, FSCJ professor of political science.