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UF Music School Could Lose Accreditation Due Facility Concerns

By on August 7th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm

The UF School of Music’s accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is in jeopardy, due to the unresolved issues of the building. A petition created last November by John Duff, professor and retired director of the School of Music at UF, lists seven major problems.

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House, Senate Still Stuck in Health Debate

By on June 1st, 2015 | Last updated: June 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Florida legislators began a special session Monday to pass a budget for the year beginning July 1. But the House and Senate are still in a stalemate over whether to adopt a Senate proposal use Medicaid expansion money from the Affordable Care Act to help lower-income Floridians purchase private health insurance.

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Legislature Proposes Reallocating Amendment 1 Funds

By on May 6th, 2015 | Last updated: May 6, 2015 at 10:23 pm

The Florida Legislature has proposed spending money earmarked for conservation in other places. The legislature recommended spending between $8 to $10 million of the $750 million conservation funds on land buys.

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In The News: Romney Helps Curry Campaign, Florida Legislature Holds Emergency Budget Meetings, Presidential Campaigns Use Online Stores, Williams’ Killer Pleads Guilty

By on April 21st, 2015 | Last updated: April 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Mitt Romney headlining fundraiser for Lenny Curry – This weekend, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be delivering the spring commencement for Jacksonville University and helping mayoral candidate Lenny Curry raise campaign money for the May 19 general election. […]

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In The News: Possible State Abortion Restrictions, Deadly Church Van Crash, Santa Fe College Wins Award, Prosecution Rests in Boston Bombing Trial

By on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm

New restrictions on abortion could pass in Florida Legislature – The Florida Legislature is considering measures to restrict abortions, including a bill that would require a woman receive counseling before coming back later for the procedure. AP Church van crashes […]

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New Bill Would Cut Back On Group Foster Homes

By on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 4:02 pm

A new bill in the Florida State Senate would reduce the amount of time foster kids can stay at group homes. Some local foster care advocates believe there may be unintended consequences of removing the option for group home care.

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Gun rights group sues the University of Florida over gun rules

By on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm

After successfully suing a Florida university over a ban on guns in vehicles, a gun rights group has turned to the University of Florida and its ban on guns in dorms.

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Interactive: How Do Legislators Feel About Changes To Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law?

By on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm

With about half of Florida legislators supporting the controversial “stand your ground” law as it is written, the possibility of a repeal in the 2014 session seems slim. WUFT News conducted statewide research to determine which way the legislature might act in the spring.

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Here Are North Florida’s Early Campaign Finance Leaders In The 2014 Legislature Race

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 17, 2013 at 10:17 pm

With the 2014 general elections approaching, the public is able to access the leading contributions and expenditures North Florida candidates have amassed so far.

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In the News: insurance tax credits, UF online degrees, Gainesville breast cancer project, explosions in Mobile, Ala.

By on April 25th, 2013 | Last updated: April 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Senate eliminates insurance tax credits, helps lower registration fees – The Florida Legislature passed a bill on an unanimous vote that eliminates a tax break for salary-paid insurance employees Wednesday. The bill will help Florida residents save an average of […]

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