A referendum on the November ballot in Alachua County will ask voters to approve a three-fourths of a cent sales tax increase to pay for increased repairs to local roads. The tax, expected to collect $300 million, would expire after 15 years. The referendum, however, has placed city commissioners against the county commission, citing a disproportionate tax vs. benefit for city residents.
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Former president of the Gainesville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, Jeffery McAdams, pleaded no contest Wednesday afternoon to second degree felony charges that he stole more than $56,000 from the organization.