Government and politics

Clay County Clerk James Jett to run for Congress

There are now three candidates for a proposed new Congressional seat in North Florida. Florida Senator Steve Oelrich of Cross Creek, Gainesville Veterinarian Ted Yoho, and Clay County Clerk James Jett have announced the intentions to run for the new seat, which is a result of recent redistricting. Florida’s 89.1, …

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Gainesville mayor gives state of the city address

Gainesville is headed toward an innovation based economy and an expanded downtown. Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe gave his state of the city address today, praising technological start-ups for leading the way in the development of this economy. Lowe says the expansion of the downtown area has been integral in the …

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Analyzing the latest primaries

It’s been an active week in the GOP race to the presidency with the South Carolina debate last night and resignation of John Hunstman from the campaign trail.  Political scientists are weighing in on the stats of the primary election. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko spoke with University of South Florida political …

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Florida’s Secretary of State turns in resignation

Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning resigned today. Browning will continue in his position until February 17th, after Florida’s Presidential Preference primary on January 31st. Browning cited wanting to spend more time with his family as his reason for resigning. Governor Scott commended Browning’s dedication, saying Browning was instrumental in implementing …

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UF alum covers national political scene

Another step on the presidential election trail for 2012 is being taken today, in New Hampshire.  Republicans arre deciding who they favor as their party’s nominee to face President Barrack Obama in the general election.  A Univeristy of Florida graduate is part of the national press corps that’s been tracking …

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Legislative session gets underway tomorrow

Florida’s 2012 Legislative Session get underway this week.  Florida Pulbic Radio’s Tom Flanigan reports that this year’s gathering of lawmakers will be unique in several ways. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/sessionpreview0106d.mp3] WUFT-FM will carry Florida Governor Rick Scott’s “State of the State” address tomorrow with live coverage beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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Deadline to participate in end-of-month elections

The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office is buzzing this morning with voters registering to take part in elections at the end of this month. Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says it is the last day to register, but the elections office will accept applications all day. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/CARPENTER4.mp3] The city …

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