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Representative Perry: Scott made the right call with vetoes

One State Representative is confident this year’s state budget is better prioritized than the last. Marion County State Representative Keith Perry says the Governor’s decision to veto $473 million less than last year was well thought out. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Perrysb1.mp3] Perry says the state’s main concern now should be unemployment. He says …

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Governor Rick Scott signs state budget

Just a few hours after signing the state budget, Governor Rick Scott talked with WLRN’s Phil Latzman.  They talked not only about his budget vetoes and why there are fewer this year, but also about whether the governor’s learned a thing or too about dealing with the Legislature. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPRickScottQAwithlatzman.mp3] While Governor Scott is …

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Students rally over budget cuts to the College of Engineering

University of Florida students and Gainesville residents gathered in Turlington Plaza on the UF campus earlier today to protest budget cuts to the College of Engineering. These cuts were directed to the Computer Information Science and Engineering department, and will result in ridding the department of all graduate assistants.  Graduate students help professors teach some of …

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Congressman Stearns addresses job opportunities while touring UF Innovation Hub

Congressman Cliff Stearns toured the University of Florida Innovation Hub earlier today. The building opened in October of 2011. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT’s Tershone Phillips spoke with Sixth Congressional District Congressman Cliff Stearns about how growing job opportunities around the area can help create a sector around the University of Florida. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/StearnsQA.mp3]

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Rick Santorum drops out of the GOP presidential race

Rick Santorum suspended his campaign this afternoon, which has added a lot of questions about the future of the GOP presidential race. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports how organizations affiliated with the Republican Party are preparing for the transition out of the primary season. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPSantorumSuspensionFINAL.mp3]

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