A muddy mess of half a million of your tax dollars. The city put sod down at the shipyards property across from the Maxwell House plant. But the cars and trucks that parked there for Florida/Georgia left a muddy mess behind.
Up to a half million taxpayer dollars is going to pay city employee who aren't working today. It's part of the Mayor's decision to let go of 31 appointees. But in doing so the city now has to pay for unused leave time.
New tax ideas being floated by that Congressional supercommittee. Democrats are proposing more than one trillion dollars in tax hikes for the highest earners, something Republicans are quick to dismiss. The Supercommittee has until November 23rd to reach an agreement or we'll see the trigger of across the board cuts that go into effect in 2013.
The College Board says average in-state tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rose an additional $631 this fall. So it's noteworthy that Florida Senate candidate George LeMieux says tuition is low, we have the cheapest tuition system in the country, and he strongly supports raising the figures.
A federal judge blocks the new law requiring that welfare applicants pass a drug test to receive benefits. Judge Mary Scriven issued the temporary injunction Monday. The American Civil Liberties Union had filed a lawsuit against the state last month calling the law unconstitutional.
The Jaguars are 1 and 5 heading into tonight's nationally televised Monday Night Football game. But that's not stopping fans from supporting the team, and it's not stopping Ravens fans from flocking to the First Coast either.
A $70,000 travel budget for Mayor Brown, who is about to leave for a trip to Brazil. Brown argues you're getting a return on the investment of your tax dollars since these trips promote job growth in Jacksonville.
A Thanksgiving weekend staple in Jacksonville falls victim to budget cuts. The light parade has been cancelled. It costs taxpayers more than $100-thousand. Right now there is a local group trying to raise enough money but they may not have enough time.
Rick Perry and Mitt Romney sparred in last night's debate about several topics including illegal immigration. At several points they interrupted each other.
Strong and possibly severe thunderstorms begin this afternoon and linger through the night/Wednesday. By the time it's all done we could see between 2 and 4 inches of rain.
Another test for the top tier candidates comes tomorrow at the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas. The western swing state has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, as well as the highest foreclosure rate.
Refusing to take off an American flag pin from his jacket lands a guy in trouble with his job. He was sent home from the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine this week. Sean May says he's worn the pin for a few years but only now is being told the hotel's personal appearance guidelins are being enforced.
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is live in studio at 8am to talk about his reform plan, taxes, cuts, and bringing private sector jobs to the city. A few city councilmen who we spoke with say they expect Brown to consolidate several upper management positions.
Herman Cain is becoming a new target of criticism, taking several shots in last night's debate in New Hampshire. It didn't have as many fireworks and teeth-chattering exchanges as the three GOP debates in September.
Governments in Florida could soon have to pay up millions to the state as they work to recapture money saved through pensions. The idea by Governor Scott is to make cities and county governments pay back the money they saved by having employees pay 3% into their retirements.
We're under the threat of severe weather today. It's going to feel like a tropical system with sustained winds, heavy downpours, and isolated tornadoes.
Fighting back against flip flopping claims. Governor Rick Scott is backpeddling from the campaign promise that he'll create 700,000 jobs on top of the one million that the economy would eventually produce.
The brain behind Apple has died. Steve Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. Many people found out about his death on their iPhone. Tributes and condolences popped up in tweets, Facebook updates and breaking news alerts.
Plans for a new poker room near Regency Mall is creating a divide. At a town hall meeting last night opponents said the poker room would deter other businesses from opening nearby. Supporters say it's simple--if you don't want to gamble don't go there.
Herman Cain's support continues to surge. A new poll by the Washington Post and ABC News puts Cain in a tie for second place with Rick Perry. Cain has risen fast, just as fast as Perry has fallen. Sitting at the top is Mitt Romney--in this poll he's got a lead of nearly 10 points.