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Nate Monroe

Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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  • firstcoastnews.com
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Past articles by Nate:

Nate Monroe: Federal grand jury to hear from witnesses on JEA investigation

Numerous subpoenas for witness testimony have recently gone out across the city, which suggests federal prosecutors are moving a case forward → Read More

Nate Monroe: The Jaguars' No. 1 fan

It’s not clear what, in the mayor's mind, actually constitutes good-faith skepticism of a project like Lot J, and that’s probably the point. → Read More

Nate Monroe: As Lot J talks teeter, where is Shad Khan?

Shad Khan can singlehandedly clear the air about relocation and improve the Lot J deal → Read More

Nate Monroe: Forget Shad Khan's pet project, negotiate stadium upgrade and lease extension

A large-scale stadium renovation would benefit from both fan support and a more apparent obligation on the part of City Hall to help out financially. → Read More

Nate Monroe: The broken promise that broke Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s white leaders made a promise to black voters that they have failed to deliver on for a generation - and that has shaped the modern → Read More

Nate Monroe: After pandemic, massive Lot J subsidies for Jaguars owner need to be put on hold

This vanity project can wait until the financial ramifications from the global pandemic become clearer → Read More

Nate Monroe: Florida is accustomed to crisis. This one is different.

COVID-19 is moving invisibly through Florida, and the time for state and local officials to take action to slow the spread is running short → Read More

Jake Godbold, 1933-2020: Jacksonville’s bold, brash champion

Jake Godbold, the populist mayor who rose from a poor childhood on the Northside to the pinnacles of power in Jacksonville City Hall, has died, according to Mike Tolbert, a long-time friend who has served as an aide to Godbold throughout his retirement. → Read More

Nate Monroe: In memoriam, the Duval Democratic Party

COMMENTARY | The Duval Democratic Party passed into God's loving arms at 8 p.m. May 14, 2019, surrounded by friends and family at the Gator Lodge on Philips Highway.The party suffered a long, grueling battle with relevance before succumbing peacefully. The Democrats entered hospice care in March, and recently the party decided to stop accepting medication.Loved ones used the remaining time to… → Read More

It's Easier Here by Nate Monroe: JSO gives the mayor a boost, JEA delays, renegades in Riverside

A daily Florida Times-Union newsletter with local political commentary by columnist Nate Monroe on all that is easy — or sleazy — in the → Read More

Nate Monroe: Overtime spending by JSO raises eyebrows, and questions

COMMENTARY | The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is quietly using significant overtime pay to blanket crime-ridden areas with police in the weeks leading up → Read More

It's Easier Here by Nate Monroe: More bloodshed, money for JEA boss, Katrina gets her (second) lawyer

A daily Florida Times-Union newsletter with local political commentary by columnist Nate Monroe on all that is easy — or sleazy — in the → Read More

Certain flushed materials give JEA big headache

The fine folks at JEA are a bit too nice to put it so bluntly, but Jacksonville residents need to hear the truth: Stop flushing weird stuff down the toilet.All that grease, oil and fat they've been pouring down the drain? Don't do that, either.JEA has to take care of the problems all that stuff creates on the business end of things.Let's get this myth out of the way up front: Running hot water… → Read More

JEA wants to slash 1 billion in debt by 2023

Zahn wants to pay off the chunk within five years. → Read More

Stadium, sports district could benefit from program intended for poor neighborhoods

A federal program aimed at attracting private investment to poor neighborhoods could result in a major tax break for Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan → Read More

COMMENTARY: No, the Duval County jail is not moving out of downtown

A project of that scope simply can't happen right now without a major shift in priorities or new money. → Read More

No, the Duval County jail is not moving out of downtown

A project of that scope simply can't happen right now without a major shift in priorities or new money → Read More

Jacksonville Landing owners will withhold rent checks to City Hall to pay for repairs

The owners of The Jacksonville Landing say they will withhold future rent payments to City Hall to offset the cost of repairing "long-neglected maintenance issues" they say city officials should have taken care of years ago. → Read More

In picking new leader, JEA will have to reckon with turbulent year

Aaron Zahn — the 38-year-old interim CEO of Jacksonville's electric, water and sewer utility — is a remarkably audacious man for someone who started the job roughly seven months ago with limited experience in the industry and no guarantee he'd be there in the long run.Utility invoices show that Zahn had JEA plunk down more than $300,000 to help pay for a one-day conference earlier this month on… → Read More

Shad Khan backs out of deal to purchase Wembley Stadium

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan said Wednesday he had withdrawn his bid to purchase Wembley Stadium in London, an unexpected termination of an $800 → Read More