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GRU customers may pay more

While consumer spending stays down and company spending continues to rise, Gainesville Regional Utilities has proposed a new budget that will force consumers to pay a little bit more. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, this budget increase is a necesscary step for GRU. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPGRUWhiteman.mp3]

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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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