JEA suddenly finds itself being courted

JEA suddenly finds itself being courted

Often maligned JEA has suitors – 16 of them. That many companies made bids to buy all or part of the local utility company. The next question will be: how many are serious and how many are simply bargain hunters. Some think the company could be worth about $7 billion....
Rep. John Rutherford: How’s he doing?

Rep. John Rutherford: How’s he doing?

Rep. John Rutherford John Rutherford, former sheriff of Jacksonville, has been in Congress two years. How’s he doing? According to the ratings of the American Conservative Union, so-so. The ACU, like its left-wing counterpart Americans for Democratic Action, rates...
Fragmentation of government services is a problem

Fragmentation of government services is a problem

Potential changes in the consolidation charter were suggested recently that might have provided a different way to resolve the impasse between the School Board and city over a sales tax referendum. The Charter Revision Commission heard a presentation from Mike...
Debate on the JEA sale should stick to the facts

Debate on the JEA sale should stick to the facts

As the debate over selling the JEA rages on, inaccurate information continues to permeate the arguments on both sides. Fact-checking one post on Facebook illustrates the point: “JEA answers to the citizens which owns the water rights and electricity. If sold you would...