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Education improvements top list of priorities for Florida lawmakers

By on October 11th, 2011

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Alachua County residents had the chance to make their concerns known today at an Alachua County Delegation meeting at the Kirkpatrick Center in Gainesville.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports, education issues were among the top concerns for both the people attending the meeting and the lawmakers who were there to listen.

“It’ll be very interesting today. President Sasser is representing Santa Fe, President Machen is representing the University of Florida. All the mayors of all the municipalities usually come, as well as constitutional officers,” said Louis Kalivoda, Santa Fe’s Institute of Public Safety academic adviser.

Mayor Craig Lowe says he is happy the community is sharing its thoughts for what it wants from the state legislator. He says he believes the request area residents have given to local lawmakers are the same ones he would like to see addressed in the next session.

“The legislative agenda we will be presenting is in line with the requests that we have heard from the citizens with respect to moving Gainesville forward into the future, enhancing innovation and the innovation economy in our city,” Lowe said.

Education improvements seem to the biggest topic for moving Gainesville forward in the future.

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