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A Jacksonville-based lawn and soil business is getting recognized as the U.S.  Senate Small Business of the week by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida). 

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The Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida has a new poll of Florida registered voters that reveals a majority approve of the job Ron DeSantis is doing as governor after he was inaugurated nearly months ago. The survey also shows job approval for Sen. Marco Rubio is higher than job approval for newly elected Sen. Rick Scott.

Congressman John Rutherford
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Many Democrats in Washington D.C. have come out in support of the Green New Deal, a congressional resolution that lays out a sweeping plan for addressing climate change, but the legislation is facing stiff opposition from some Florida lawmakers.

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Marco Rubio via Facebook

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) hosted a press event Friday to highlight his accomplishments over the past two years, but he spent most of his time fielding questions from reporters about the ongoing government shutdown and border security.

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The federally subsidized Eureka Gardens apartment complex in Jacksonville has a new owner, new name and new look.

At the grand reopening ceremony Thursday, Millennia Housing and city leaders celebrated a new start for a complex that had been plagued with disrepair and gas leaks.

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Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner wants clarification from the U.S. Senate on Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson’s comments to reporters that Russians have “penetrated” some voter-registration systems.

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Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to modernize Putnam County’s water supply system after the county administrator requested the federal help nearly a year ago.  

Sen. Marco Rubio Files Bills For Year-Round Daylight-Saving Time

Mar 14, 2018
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
senate.gov

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., backed Florida state legislators Wednesday by filing separate bills aimed at keeping Florida --- and the nation --- on daylight-saving time throughout the year.

Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union reporter Andrew Pantazi, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and WJCT contributor and board member Charles Griggs (01:51).

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Principal Melanie Hammer, Executive Director of the Douglas Anderson Foundation Jackie Cornelius and former student Tanner Lane talked Saturday’s annual Extravaganza (38:49).

Author Amy Chua told us about her latest book, Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations (46:00).  

Friday on First Coast Connect it was our weekly Media Roundtable with Florida Times-Union Reporter Andrew Pantazi, Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and A.G. Gancarski from Florida Politics (01:13).

Apex Theatre Managing Director Ian Mairs joined the show to tell us about the performing company’s upcoming slate of holiday shows (39:12).  

Local musician Madison Carr told us about a concert this weekend at Unity Plaza to benefit the charity Bright Holidays and performed live in-studio (46:00).  

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” we discussed the negative reaction from several Florida Republican politicians to President Donald Trump’s most recent comments on the Charlottesville tragedy and possible reaction to Jacksonville’s considering removing Confederate monuments from public places with University of North Florida political science Professor Matt Corrigan (1:06). Ahead of Monday’s Great American Eclipse, we were joined by Jacksonville University associate physics Professor Brian Lane; NASA Solar System Ambassador Bharath Muthyala; Museum of Science and History planetarium Director Eddie Whisler and Dr. Arun Gulani, Director of the Gulani Vision Institute (16:09). Resident News publisher Seth Williams talked about the importance of neighborhood and small-town newspapers (34:20), and WJCT television producer Carlos Bouvier gave us a preview of Thursday’s edition of “Hometown.” (42:32)  


Managed Care Extension, LIP Money Approved

Aug 4, 2017
Kaiser Health News

Dealing with two major issues in Florida's health-care system, federal officials Thursday approved a five-year extension of a statewide Medicaid managed care program and finalized a $1.5 billion pot of funding to help with charity care.

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Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio is getting pushback from some Jacksonville voters for what they say is weak opposition to President Donald Trump.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Duval County Republicans are celebrating the victories of Republican Senator Marco Rubio and President-elect Donald Trump.

At a downtown hotel Tuesday evening, Republicans filled a large ballroom with cardboard cutouts of Rubio and Trump on stage, while Fox News broadcasted returns. It was the Duval County Republican watch party.


Kayla Davis / WJCT News

A group calling itself the Florida Alliance of Retired Americans met Wednesday to urge Republican Senator Marco Rubio to sign a pledge protecting Social Security funding. The rally was held in front of Rubio’s Jacksonville office on Prudential Drive.

Barbara DeVane, the Secretary of FLARA, said Rubio claims he would never do anything to hurt people who are on Social Security but “has a zero percent voting record for retirees.”

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