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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The 19-year-old University of Miami student from Fairfax, Virginia, who stepped on an explosive device in Central Park and lost part of his leg is healing and hopes to return to college, his father said Monday. Connor Golden, who is being treated at a Manhattan hospital, was at the park July 3 with friends when he stepped on a rock covering the explosive.