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Budget cuts bring about resignations in High Springs

By 5 p.m. Friday both Police Chief James Troiano and fire Chief Verne Riggall will be leaving their positions within their departments in High Springs.  Florida’s 89.1,  WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on why the two city officials will no longer be working for High Springs. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/highspringsWRAPfinal.mp3]

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Florida Governor responds to low approval rating

In the latest Quinnipiac poll Florida Governor Rick Scott has the highest “dislike” percentage of any other governor in any state surveyed in 2011.  The Quinnipiac poll also revealed 57 percent of those polled disapprove of Scott’s management of the state budget.  In recent months Scott has become media friendly and even launched his “Let’s get to work” …

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Local NAACP chapter urges minorities to vote

The reasons are debatable, but the numbers are clear: minorities have long been ill-represented at the voting booths. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, an NAACP tri-county chapter centered in Levy County has placed getting people in the racial minority to vote at the top of its agenda. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/NAACPvoting.mp3]

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Politics and the debt ceiling debate

The deadline for Congress to reach a debt deal is approaching. The Treasury Department reports that on August 2nd it will run out of the cash it needs to pay all of the federal government’s bills on time. Steven Gallo spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor Susan …

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Gainesville approves city budget

City employees will get a pay raise in the approved Gainesville city budget. Meanwhile, property owners won’t see their property taxes or fire assessment rates go up. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Budgetwrap.mp3]

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