State representative, community organizations encourage Safer Together work to continue
Fifteen community organizations or individuals -- including State Rep. Angie Nixon -- have signed an open letter to City Council President Sam Newby, imploring him to continue the work being done by Jacksonville’s Safer Together Committee.
‘Hate Bill 1’: Opponents promise to fight against new ‘anti-riot’ laws
Hours after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial Republican-backed bill that increases penalties for those who participate in protests that turn violent and makes it harder to take away funding from law enforcement agencies, Democrats took to the steps of the Florida Capitol on Monday afternoon to call the new laws unconstitutional.
Health care in Florida; Sen. Rick Scott; State’s legislative session
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On this edition of “This Week in Jacksonville,” state Rep. Angie Nixon and Dr. Nancy Staats, both of whom have called for Florida to expand Medicaid, talk about how it could help people in need of health care and the money that would be involved in making it happen. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, of Florida, calls for states to send back federal relief money if they aren’t spending it on COVID-19 expenses. And state Sen. Travis Hutson talks about his energy bills and how he feels about proposed changes to the Bright Futures scholarship program.
Violent crime in Jacksonville area; medical marijuana; Hank Aaron Field?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On this edition of “This Week in Jacksonville,” State Attorney Melissa Nelson explains what her office is doing to try to turn around the violent crime numbers in the Jacksonville area. State Rep. Angie Nixon speaks about her bill that would address medical marijuana accessibility. And Jacksonville City Councilman Dr. Ron Salem talks about his proposal to name the field at J.P. Small Park after Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron.
Jacksonville lawmaker introduces bill to address medical marijuana accessibility
Angela "Angie" Nixon, a member of the Florida House of Representatives who represents District 14 covering North and Northwest Jacksonville. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After years as a community organizer in Jacksonville, state Rep. Angie Nixon now represents residents in north and northwest Duval County as a member of the Florida House of Representatives. She has since attached her name to HB 593, a bill that was filed in January and involves medical marijuana retail facilities. She said her bill would allow more people to own dispensaries and create more accessibility for those who are prescribed medical marijuana. “We know Florida is all about job creation and, hopefully, this bill does pass that we can address those concerns,” Nixon said.
Jacksonville leaders: Trump has failed Black community in Duval County
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Joe Biden campaign was in Jacksonville on Thursday with local leaders to discuss how they feel a Biden and Kamala Harris administration would build a better America. “Black and Brown communities have disproportionately been impacted by the public health and economic crisis caused by his mismanagement," Nixon said. They said systemic racism, racial inequalities and community relations with the police are all key issues this election season. In Duval County, there have protests and conversations about police budgets and Confederate monuments. But Gibson at the President Donald Trump’s event in Jacksonville Thursday night, she doesn’t think he will mention those efforts.
Jacksonville lawmaker denied third term in Florida House
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. While two Northeast Florida state House members easily won primary challenges Tuesday, Rep. Kimberly Daniels lost handily to community organizer Angie Nixon. Daniels had sometimes split from other Democrats by supporting issues such as abortion restrictions and school vouchers and represents the solidly blue Northeast Jacksonville state House District 14. Nixon, who earned 59% of the vote, will face only a write-in opponent in November. In District 12, Incumbent Rep. Clay Yarborough easily dispatched Republican challenger Colin McArthur his primary race. Rob Bradley of Fleming Island, defeated Jason Holifield in Florida Senate District 5, which includes Clay, Baker, Union, Columbia and other counties stretching to the Gulf of Mexico.
Florida state House District 14
Angie Nixon challenged incumbent lawmaker Kimberly Daniels in the Democratic primary in this district that covers a wide swath of northern and western Duval County and Northwest Jacksonville. The current state rep. has moved the district office location out of the district into city hall. I will have an open door policy and create a District 14 advisory committee to help guide the district priorities. I would host bi-monthly community conversations throughout the district, so that we can begin to talk and understand each other. I would also continue to push for comprehensive criminal justice reform and major investment into the district in the form of economic development.
Small business owners hopeful for positive economic impact from RNC
Curry said the impact could be upwards of $100 million for the local economy. It depends on where they are going to put us, said Mike Daniels, owner of the PV Shack food truck. If you love Jacksonville, its going to be nice.But for some, the convention plans highlight fears because of the timing. Nixon said shes frustrated Curry didnt speak to small business owners and area residents before lobbying to bring the convention to Jacksonville. We should be a stakeholder at the table having those conversations.