Home / Government and politics (page 151)

Government and politics

Drug testing of state workers ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge in Miami has declared Governor Rick Scott’s order requiring drug testing for state workers unconstitutional. The ruling now marks the second one that stands against Governor Scott’s attempt and implenting public drug tests.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDrugtestingruling.mp3]

Read More »

Protestors call for UF to “spend reserves” before cutting programs and employees

Florida Lawmakers cut the University of Florida’s state funding by $36.5 million dollars based on the amount of unrestricted net assets and recent tuition increases. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis reports how the “Save UF, Spend the Reserves Campaign” held a rally on campus today demanding UF’s administration spend the UF reserves fund before making …

Read More »

Newt announces suspension of campaign

In odd fashion, Newt Gingrich made an announcement that he would be making an announcement. The contents of that announced announcement: That he’s going to suspend his campaign this week. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Casey Liening reports on how this will affect local party organization’s strategies. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GingrichWRAP4252012.mp3]

Read More »

Budget cuts hurt the poorest of the poor

With Governor Rick Scott’s $2-million veto, legal aid services all across Florida are seeing major cuts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM Lauren Rautenkranz spoke with Three Rivers Legal Services Executive Director Allison Thompson about how low-income residents in North Florida are facing a shortage of free legal advice. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPThompsonQALowIncomeLaurenRautenkranz.mp3]

Read More »

Republican party needs to make up for lost time

Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has announced he will suspend his campaign for the White House within a week. Alachua County Republican Party Chair Stafford Jones says the party will have to work quickly to prepare for the general election. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/jones3edit.mp3] He says the voters will need some time to …

Read More »

Rubio back in potential VP spotlight

U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio from Florida appeared in Pennslyvania today alongside presumptive GOP-nominee Mitt Romney bringing simmering discussions to a boil as to whether the former Massachusetts governor had selected his running mate. Florida’a 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman spoke with University of Florida Political Science Professor Dan Smith on Romney’s options at …

Read More »

Who will Romney pick as his running mate?

With Mitt Romney having all but secured the Republican presidential nomination, the focus is shifting toward who Romney will choose as his running mate. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor Susan MacManus about what can be expected from the GOP race in the coming weeks. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MacManusQARomneyRunningMate.mp3]

Read More »