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Democrat Paula Bartlett, running against Ronnie Fussell in the Clerk of Courts race, discussed why she wanted court house weddings reinstated on Thursday’s First Coast Connect.

Paula Bartlett

Paula Bartlett, Democratic candidate for Duval County Clerk of Courts, joins us to discuss her decision to challenge incumbent Clerk of Courts Ronnie Fussell.

After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last year, Fussell ended all courthouse weddings. Bartlett says that one of her top priorities is to reinstate those marriage ceremonies.

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Larry Hannan, Florida Times-Union reporter; Jeff Billman, Folio Weekly editor; and Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor.

Topics include national coverage of the decision by Northeast Florida clerks of court to end courthouse weddings following the legalization of same-sex marriage, the sentencing of a local man for conspiring with terrorists, how Jacksonville's pensions problems is playing a role in the mayoral election, and more.

Melissa Ross discusses the week's biggest news with our roundtable of local journalists: John Burr, Jacksonville Business Journal editor; Dan Scanlan, Florida Times-Union reporter; Fred Matthews, Eximaner blogger; A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly columnist. Topics include same-sex marriage in Florida, the Jacksonville mayoral race, and Governor Rick Scott's second term.