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Governor signs controversial pension bill

Florida Governor Rick Scott says he signed Senate Bill 2100 to keeping his promise to make sure Florida is no longer the only state in America that does not require government employees to contribute to their pensions. Scott says the pension reform legislation will save taxpayers and participating employers $2 …

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Alachua County’s Interim Jail Director suspended

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Captain Norman Adkins has been placed on administrative suspension pending the results of an active internal investigation. Captain Adkins was named as the Interim Jail Director on May 8, 2011, after former Director Robert Woody announced his resignation in April in order to accept a position …

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Alachua county commissioner says goodbye

Alachua County Commissioner Rodney Long will retire from the public sector to focus on his family. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman reports, as Long leaves public service behind, he told welll wishers he’s looking forward to spending more time with his family. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FP Rodney Long Retirement Wrap.mp3]

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Rodney Long to retire

Alachua County Commissioner Rodney Long says he won’t be seeking re-election to the seat he’s held for three terms. Long was first elected to the county commission in 2000. Before that he served two terms on the Gainesville City Commission. Long’s seat is one of three that will be on …

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