Government and politics

GRU proposes budget increase

Gainesville Regional Utilities is set to present their increased budget proposal to the City Commission Wednesday. Despite a decrease in electric and gas units, prices on maintaining water and wastewater rose, increasing the average bill a consumer could expect to pay by $2. Though this increase is minimal, it’s still …

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GRU customers may pay more

While consumer spending stays down and company spending continues to rise, Gainesville Regional Utilities has proposed a new budget that will force consumers to pay a little bit more. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, this budget increase is a necesscary step for GRU. [audio:]

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Governor signs controversial pension bill

Florida Governor Rick Scott says he signed Senate Bill 2100 to keeping his promise to make sure Florida is no longer the only state in America that does not require government employees to contribute to their pensions. Scott says the pension reform legislation will save taxpayers and participating employers $2 …

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