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Bill Would Allow University Foundations to Discuss Research in Private

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm

House Bill 115 passed Thursday with a vote of 83-33. The bill proposes the creation of secret meetings, which would be exempt from public records laws, when universities foundations discuss research proposals and money.

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Middleburg Residents Voice Concern Over Proposed Sports Complex

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Clay County residents are concerned about the lack of transparency in plans for a multi-million dollar sports complex.

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New Bill May Allow School Employees to Carry Guns on Campus

By on March 20th, 2014 | Last updated: March 20, 2014 at 6:07 pm

A new bill that would allow school employees to carry a gun on campus was passed by a House education panel. The bill would allow school employees who are active or retired military, law enforcement offers and employees with a Florida concealed weapon license to carry a gun on school grounds.

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City Of Live Oak Plans To Create City Manager Position

By on February 27th, 2014 | Last updated: February 28, 2014 at 12:12 am

The city of Live Oak is looking to change the city administrator position to a city manager, which is hasn’t had since 1878.

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Gainesville Voter Registration Deadline is Today

By on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 10, 2014 at 11:09 am

Elections for the City of Gainesville are coming up next month, and Monday is the last opportunity for local residents to register to vote.

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Governor Scott Swears in New Lieutenant Governor

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Florida’s new lieutenant governor has officially taken office after he was sworn in Monday morning. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, formerly the Miami-Dade County property appraiser, started the job almost a year after Jennifer Carroll resigned following an Internet gambling controversy. He is the [...]

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Proposal to Amend Energy Law in Florida Legislature

By on February 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 6:11 pm

An amendment to a 2006 utility law could change the way electric companies raise money to upgrade and build plants.

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Wildwood Residents Sue Over Police Fee Tied to Water Bills

By on January 30th, 2014 | Last updated: January 31, 2014 at 4:48 pm

The City of Wildwood is facing a potential class-action lawsuit from residents over a user fee in their water bills from 2005 to 2011.

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Obama Should Improve Job Prospects for Floridians, Says NAACP Leader

By and on January 29th, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 9:18 am

Florida NAACP leader Torey Alston, the chair of economic development, hopes President Obama’s leadership will improve home ownership and unemployment prospects for African Americans and Latinos.

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City of Gainesville Candidates Announced for March Election

By on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Ten candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking office.

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