Lottery funds are no panacea for poor fiscal management

Lottery funds are no panacea for poor fiscal management

Judging by social media comments, there is a lot of confusion about public school funding. In discussions on the proposed half-cent sales tax on the Nov. 3 ballot, people keep asking, “What about the lottery money? It was supposed to fund schools.” This misconception...

Making good choices in life can prevent a lot of misfortune

Making good choices in life can prevent a lot of misfortune

Another young man is dead in Jacksonville as a result of making poor choices. This happens way too often. Lives matter. Kwame Jones, 17, died back in January because he had chosen to associate with two people who chose to steal a car and shoot at the police. Jones was...

Opposition to renaming schools is vocal and growing

Opposition to renaming schools is vocal and growing

As anticipated, the renaming of local schools is not going unchallenged. A growing group of rather irate taxpayers is fighting the proposed changes vociferously. Their website is savetheschoolnames.org and one member of the group gave Eye on Jacksonville a rundown on...

Today the music died:  RIP Murray Goff

Today the music died: RIP Murray Goff

“He only has a few weeks to live, Billie.”  That was the message two days ago.  I ran out to sit with him yesterday worried about how I would handle seeing the Murray who would soon leave us.  My fears were dashed the minute I walked into his...

Legal time bombs may be ticking all over the city

Legal time bombs may be ticking all over the city

Is Jacksonville setting itself up for another huge cost? For some 20 years, until about 50 years ago, the city burned its solid waste in three incinerators. Naturally, the city had to do something with the ash. So it dumped it near the main incinerator in Mixon Town...

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 6 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 6 analyzed by Jerry Holland

Amendment 6 was placed on the ballot by the Florida Legislature. Amendment 6, if approved, would provide that the homestead property tax discount for veterans with permanent combat-related disabilities (as determined by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs), carry over...

There is scant evidence of police injustice in Jacksonville

There is scant evidence of police injustice in Jacksonville

Social justice warriors in Jacksonville continue to allege injustice by the police. Even though no one but the Democrat media pay attention to them, it is best to dispose of the allegation by pointing out that there is virtually no evidence to support the claim. It...

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 5 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 5 analyzed by Jerry Holland

Proposed by the Legislature, Amendment 5 amends the Florida Constitution, effective Jan. 1 to increase the maximum time from two years to three years the period of time you have to transfer your Save-Our-Homes cap from a prior homestead to a new homestead. The "Save...

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 4 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 4 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the November ballot will be Amendment 4 which addresses how State Constitutional Amendments will take an additional step for approval. Currently today citizens, legislature or the Constitutional Revision Commission can place a proposed amendment on the ballot for...

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 3 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 3 analyzed by Jerry Holland

If Amendment 2 got you fired up wait for Amendment 3 it is a major change to our voting. This is a personal perspective of Amendment 3 for your consideration. Amendment 3 is a citizen-sponsored amendment sponsored by "All Voters Vote, Inc.". The amendment changes how...

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 2 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 2 analyzed by Jerry Holland

A personal perspective of Amendment 2 for your consideration. Amendment 2 is a citizen-sponsored amendment sponsored by "Florida for a Fair Wage". The amendment changes the current Florida minimum wage of $8.46 per hour to be an adjusted amount over time with the...

The Democratic Party hypocrisy:                                    Choose abortion but no school choice!

The Democratic Party hypocrisy: Choose abortion but no school choice!

Let me count the ways of the many failed policies of the Democratic party and the Biden/Harris ticket, that hurt many Americans, the black community in general. I like to say, the Biden/Harris duo isn’t dynamic at all, but they have dynamically wreaked havoc on the...

On the Ballot:  Florida Amendment 1 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 1 analyzed by Jerry Holland

Amendment 1 makes the smallest change to the Florida Constitution. Simply put it changes one word with two words. It changes what is currently in the Florida Constitution, "Every citizen of the United States who is at least eighteen years of age and who is a permanent...

Police defunding proposal from out of the blue puzzles onlookers

Police defunding proposal from out of the blue puzzles onlookers

City Councilman Garrett Dennis made a half-hearted attempt Monday to defund the police in Jacksonville, to no avail. He announced his intent to hold half the $484 million police budget hostage. It got a swift, negative response from the head of the police union and...

SonnyB blasts the NFL

SonnyB blasts the NFL

Greetings John Elway, Joe Ellis and Roger Goodell: I am a proud black American father of six awesome children with my beautiful wife of 22 years. We teach our children to have honor and loyalty to God first, family second and third to our Country. I believe these are...

Local TV station shows how old-fashioned reporting is done

Local TV station shows how old-fashioned reporting is done

These days cases of true, hardcore reporting are rare, so a big Wink to News4Jax for this story. The reporters discovered and detailed links between a recent series of shootings in Jacksonville and the hip-hop culture. Scott Johnson and Travis Gibson obtained a copy...

The Jacksonville Jaguars seem to have confused loyalties

The Jacksonville Jaguars seem to have confused loyalties

Maybe the Jacksonville Jaguars need to decide whose team they are on. Like other teams in the NFL, the beefy millionaires hid in their locker room last Sunday during the national anthem. Also, while the “other” national anthem played. (Because nothing says “unity”...

Council plan to redirect dollars is changed by its sponsor

Council plan to redirect dollars is changed by its sponsor

City Council Finance Committee Chairman Matt Carlucci has tempered his bill to redirect capital outlay money to the core city. A bill he had sponsored would have directed one-third of the planned spending for next year to the area covered by the former city before...

Twitter suspends Eye on Jacksonville’s account

Twitter suspends Eye on Jacksonville’s account

Shortly after posting this article on Eye on Jacksonville's Twitter account, we found our account suspended. Executive Privilege: The rise of the dark side in Jax politics We did not hear from Twitter as to why our account was suspended. We simply went there to post...

Examining claims of social injustice in Jacksonville

Examining claims of social injustice in Jacksonville

Eye on Jacksonville has been skeptical from the start about the rationale for the Special Committee on Social Justice and Community Investment created in the City Council. One reason is that forming a committee on social justice implies there is social injustice in...

Another day, another crisis in local government

Another day, another crisis in local government

One thing about government: it never seems to lack a crisis requiring more government action. At a meeting of a special committee of the City Council Monday, another crisis was announced. According to a bureaucrat identified as Dawn Lockhart, there is a crisis in...

Parents are entitled to watch their children being educated

Parents are entitled to watch their children being educated

If teachers are not going to return to the classrooms, and only want to teach online, the teaching sessions should be public. Parents certainly should be able to watch their kids learning. And why not let the public watch, too? Education is being changed by the Red...

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