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Alachua County commissioners may lower millage rates

The Alachua County Commission will hold the first of two public hearings to finalize the budget and set property tax millage rates for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with Alachua County Commission Spokesman Mark Sexton about what the millage rate decrease could mean to Alachua County residents. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPCountyMillageRateQA.mp3]

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Budget cuts bring about resignations in High Springs

By 5 p.m. Friday both Police Chief James Troiano and fire Chief Verne Riggall will be leaving their positions within their departments in High Springs.  Florida’s 89.1,  WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on why the two city officials will no longer be working for High Springs. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/highspringsWRAPfinal.mp3]

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Florida Governor responds to low approval rating

In the latest Quinnipiac poll Florida Governor Rick Scott has the highest “dislike” percentage of any other governor in any state surveyed in 2011.  The Quinnipiac poll also revealed 57 percent of those polled disapprove of Scott’s management of the state budget.  In recent months Scott has become media friendly and even launched his “Let’s get to work” …

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Local NAACP chapter urges minorities to vote

The reasons are debatable, but the numbers are clear: minorities have long been ill-represented at the voting booths. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, an NAACP tri-county chapter centered in Levy County has placed getting people in the racial minority to vote at the top of its agenda. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/NAACPvoting.mp3]

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