Politics

Florida Board of Education Meeting postponed for Duval County

In a joint decision, Superintendent Pratt-Dannals and Florida Commissioner of Education Smith decided to postpone the meeting to consider Duval County’s Intervene option plans before the State Board of Education, scheduled for Tuesday, February 15, 2011 until a further date that has yet to be determined.

Free Fish Fry for Mayoral Candidate Mike Hogan is this Saturday

What:   Mike Hogan Fish Fry Hosted by George Grosse

 

When:   Saturday, February 12, 2011

                 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

 

Where:  George Grosse Farm

                  8691 Commonwealth Avenue

                  Jacksonville, FL
                 (2 Miles West of 295N)

Community Budget Workshops and Updated Budget Website Announced

Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton today announced opportunities for Jacksonville citizens to again actively engage in the fiscal year 2011/2012 budget preparation process with five upcoming community budget workshops and an update of the city’s comprehensive budget website, www.myjaxbudget.com.

Education Advocates Upset Over Budget Proposal

Education Advocates Upset Over Budget Proposal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Education Advocates were up in arms today after Governor Rick Scott released his budget proposal.

Colleen Wood, the Executive Director of Save Duval Schools, questioned his message. "He said we have to do this for our children and our grandchildren. But my question is: Whose children is this for?"

In Duval County alone, Wood estimated 90 million dollars will be cut from the public school budget to make up for Governor Rick Scott's proposed budget cuts.   "It's important as a community that we decide what our priorities are," Wood said.

Though Governor Scott contends cutting taxes is priority number one.  "We can't spend more than we take in, we can't," he said.

His budget proposal contained more than four billion dollars in budget cuts, one-point-four of that being property taxes, which largely fund public school education.

Journalist Juan Williams to Speak at UNF Feb. 24th

Journalist Juan Williams to Speak at UNF Feb. 24th

Award-winning journalist, political commentator and author Juan Williams will be the featured speaker at the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon. He will discuss “Eyes on The Prize: America and The Dream,” which looks at civil rights then and now, historical foundations and contemporary realities.

The scholarship luncheon, presented by the University of North Florida’s Intercultural Center for PEACE, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the University Center Banquet Hall on the UNF campus. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Supervisor of Elections Office Set to Register Duval Students

Duval County Supervisor of Elections office partners with local high schools, colleges and universities to register students in the 2011 Countywide Student Voter Registration Drive. This year's drive is a three day event scheduled for Tuesday, February 1st through Thursday, February 3rd.

Organizing for America Supporters in Florida to Host Watch Parties for State of the Union

Volunteers with Organizing for America will gather across Florida Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm to watch President Obama deliver his State of the Union address.  OFA supporters will use the State of the Union to have a broad discussion on the President’s agenda to strengthen the middle class, continue the economic recovery, and improve the tone of civil discourse. Volunteers will also discuss and plan ways to continue supporting the President’s agenda and protect the progress the country has made the last two years.

Jacksonville 

  • Northstar Substation Restaurant, 119 E. Bay Street