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As part of this year’s state budget, Gov. Ron DeSantis is considering more than half-a-million dollars to build a park in Arlington that would honor the descendants of formerly enslaved people, the Gullah Geechee. The Gullah Geechee people lobbied for what will be called Freedom Park.
Many churches in Jacksonville will host New Year’s Eve services, sometimes called “watch nights.” This year, some predominantly African-American churches will be turning their focus back to a fading tradition: recognizing the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.
A recent 90-day audit of the Jacksonville's city finances revealed serious problems with unsustainable budget deficits and looming challenges down the road, from pension obligations to how to pay for an expensive dredging project for the St. Johns River. We discuss the findings of the audit and what could be next for the city with A.G. Gancarski, reporter for Florida Politics.