Government and politics

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 …

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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]

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Ocala hopes to bring unity to the community

Ocala is spotlighting racial issues by responding with racial harmony discussion and cultural awareness. The City of Ocala held an open annual task force meeting at the Ocala Police Department today to promote unity between different cultures in the community. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis reports how Ocala is making sure to keep its diverse community inclusive and interactive …

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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

[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20120416-cise-protest.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/ourtown/20120416-cise-protest.mp4“] 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 …

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