Government and politics

New voter cards mailed out in Alachua County

The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office has completed the process of transferring all voters to their new precincts and districts.  These changes were required after the State completed drawing the new lines for house, senate, and congressional Districts.   Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says information from the recent consensus causes redistricting …

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The “illegal” versus “undocumented” controversy continues

People continue to argue about just what is the correct title for immigrants who reside in the United States with no documentation.  The term “illegal immigrant” is offensive to some. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on how this term puts a negative label on certain immigrants. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/IllegalVsUndocumentedContinuedWRAP.mp3]

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In swing states like Florida, young voters attractive target for campaigns

The presidential election is only four months away as the  presidential candidates campaign for votes around the country. With Florida holding 29 elecotoral votes, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports how the swing state is turning into a presidential battleground with the biggest prize, starting with young voters. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/MacManus-WRAP.mp3]    

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Assessing the importance of the Latino vote in the presidential race

Yesterday presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a Florida convention of the National Association of Latino Elected and Apointed Officials, and President Obama spoke to the same conference today.   Their attention shows the Latino vote in Florida is becoming an ever-increasing issue of importance.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with Phillips …

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Ruling from high court expected soon on affordable health care act

With the culmination of the current Supreme Court term quickly approaching, a ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is expected by the end of the month.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT -FM’s Kristen Botica reports on what the effects of these deliberations could be. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/WRAPAffordableHealthCareAct.mp3]

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