If you’re thinking about booking a hotel in Florida through a travel agency anytime soon, beware. Trial attorneys and major hotel chains have teamed up to create a tax on fees charged by online and offline travel agencies. WUFT FM’s Laura McKeeman has more on a bill that will try to prevent the proposed tax.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPTourismTaxWRAP.mp3]
Two housing complexes in midtown Gainesville — one a new, glitzy citadel of high living and high rent, the other a 86-year-old compound of communal chores and meals — are part of the old-versus-new housing shift happening along the periphery of UF, the state's top public university but one that attracts students from all socioeconomic classes.