Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed 25 bills into law, including approving $2.15 million for a Jacksonville man wrongfully imprisoned for almost 43 years and two measures tied to a series of controversial highway plans.
After Jacksonville protestors called for police reform and the release of body cam footage in recent officer-involved shootings, State Attorney Melissa Nelson released a memo Wednesday saying her office is reviewing its procedures.
After an announcement that JEA would resume utility shutoffs in a month, Jacksonville City Council Member Garrett Dennis led a meeting Tuesday to discuss options for customers at risk of disconnection.
A little over half the members of Jacksonville’s City Council, Duval Public Schools administration, and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried took part in a solidarity walk beginning at City Hall on Sunday morning.
In the 18 years Paul Tutwiler has led the Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation in Jacksonville, the organization has tried a variety of strategies to reduce the neighborhood’s high level of violent crime, all of them in collaboration with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. None have worked.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Thursday that while he is willing to speak to organizers of recent protests on police brutality and racial inequities, he and his office have already been working on those issues in the community.
With President Donald Trump's tweet Tuesday night that the GOP is “forced to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention,” the Duval County Republican Party is renewing its call to bring the convention to Jacksonville.