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Feds Sending $32.4 Million to Help JAXPORT

June 11, 2018 - 12:30pm

On Monday, the federal government doubled down on its support of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) as it announced that it was sending $32.4 million to the First Coast to continue its deep dredging efforts. 

Al Lawson's Bill Honoring James Weldon Johnson's Birthplace in Jacksonville Clears House

June 11, 2018 - 11:30am
Al Lawson and James Weldon Johnson

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., scored a win as the U.S. House passed his proposal to make the birthplace of civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville a national landmark

Val Demings' Proposal to Ensure DHS Funds Aren't Used to Arm Teachers Gains Steam on Capitol Hill

June 9, 2018 - 6:00am

U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., scored a win this week as the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee passed her bill ensuring that federal funds to fight terrorism will not be used to arm teachers. 

Darcy Richardson Opts to Run for Governor on Reform Party Line

June 8, 2018 - 6:00am
Darcy Richardson

Darcy Richardson has decided to end his bid to topple state Rep. Kim Daniels, D-Jacksonville, to run for governor as the Reform Party’s candidate. 

Neal Dunn Helped Shape the VA MISSION Act

June 8, 2018 - 6:00am
Neal Dunn

This week, President Donald Trump signed the “John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Networks Act” (VA MISSION Act) into law and a freshman congressman from North Florida’s fingerprints are all over it. 

Tom Rooney Backs Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ted Deutch Israel Bill

June 7, 2018 - 8:00am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Tom Rooney and Ted Deutch

From his perches as vice chairman of the U.S. House State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee and as a member of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla, is backing a bill from two other members of the Florida delegation offering more American support for Israel. 

AFP Offers a Report Card for How Florida Legislators Voted on Free Market Issues

Mario Diaz-Balart Draws Fire for Supporting Trump But Isn't Backing Down

June 4, 2018 - 6:00am
Mario Diaz-Balart

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., was the one South Florida Republican in the state congressional delegation to back Donald Trump’s presidential bid in 2016 and he shows no signs of backing down even as he draws fire from a Democratic rival. 

Tommy Hazouri Looks to Extend his Time in Jacksonville Politics

June 2, 2018 - 6:00am

Jacksonville hasn’t seen the last of Tommy Hazouri as he hopes to extend his lengthy political career. 

FTA Sending Almost $23 Million to Transit Systems Across Florida

June 2, 2018 - 6:00am

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week that it is sending almost $23 million to public transit systems across the Sunshine State that were damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.



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