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Debating politicians on Twitter

Governor Rick Scott’s team is continuing to fight the press in a Twitter War. The public is following the argument between Scott’s Communications director Brian Burgess and St. Pete Times reporter Michael Bender. But University of Florida Social Media Expert Mike Foley says Scott’s image should not be affected. “I …

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Florida budget proposals mean big changes for UF

Florida lawmakers are getting closer to adopting a final budget, and the University of Florida could face significant changes. U-F spokeswoman Janine Sikes says both the House and Senate are looking at funding cuts which would hurt university services and employees. “We’re concerned that our employees would basically be facing …

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Early voting for runoff underway

Early voting for Gainesville’s run-off elections began today. Lauren Poe and Todd Chase are up for the district two seat, and Susan Bottcher faces Rob Zeller in district three. Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says she anticipates about 15% of registered voters will participate in the run-off. Carpenter …

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