Category Archives: Politics
Finding a way around Gainesville can be difficult with limited buses and dangerous bike lanes, but City Commission candidates offer similar solutions to improve transportation issues. Yet a public forum revealed they do not agree on how to pay for the changes.
A bill recently introduced in the Florida House of Representatives could ban the use of conversion therapy, a practice used to change sexual orientation or gender identity, on LGBT minors in Florida.
The Alachua County NAACP and Archer residents are calling for the removal of John Mayberry, an assistant city manager, because of his Facebook activity, which some consider racist and offensive.
The State of Florida Commission on Ethics decided sufficient probable cause did not exist in eight of nine allegations against Live Oak city councilman Adam Prins. The initial complaint against Prins was filed by Live Oak Mayor Sonny Nobles Jr.
Despite support from a range of institutions, voters struck down the one-cent sales surtax increase in Alachua County that would improve transportation, leaving the City of Gainesville and the Regional Transit System of Gainesville to reassess their plans and look for alternative sources of funding.
Amendment 2 was rejected by voters after it received 57 percent of the required 60 percent to pass.
Elections workers prepared for Election Day on Monday. They packed up supplies to distribute across the county and taught new volunteers how to work the equipment.
Members of the community gathered in Pugh Hall on Wednesday to support Charlie Crist in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
Governor Rick Scott continued his “Get Out the Early Vote” bus tour on Tuesday with a stop in Gainesville at David’s Real Pit BBQ to rally voters and encourage them to head to the polls early.
Bradford county joins Levy county Monday in opening their doors for early voting. Alachua county will begin early voting Wednesday and Marion county on Thursday. These are the few counties that will have early voting until every county is open […]