Tag Archives: Senate

Frank Stronach facility dedication also draws protesters over Adena Ranch water permit requests

The Frank Stronach Plant Science Center is the home of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s agronomic, fruit and vegetable research efforts.  Today marked the dedication of the conference center to Stronach himself.  The celebration wasn’t without controversy.  Protesters turned out from a variety of locations …

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National security a year after the death of Osama bin Laden

It’s been a year today since the Navy Seals mission that ended with the death of Osama bin Laden.  So how is the U.S. fairing in its war on terror? Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with former Florida Governor and longtime U.S. Senator Bob Graham, who chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee in the years immediately following the September …

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Budget cuts expected to hit UF liberal arts

The University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is facing $5.9 million in budget cuts in response to reduced state funding in the budget signed last month. The college’s proposal is to lay off staff, freeze faculty hiring and reduce admissions to selected doctoral programs. UF Faculty Senate …

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UF trustee reacts to Chairman stepping down

Founding member of the University of Florida’s Board of Trustees Carlos Alfonso will withdraw his application for a third term on the board. This decision comes after learning Governor Rick Scott would not be reappointing Alfonso. Faculty Senate Chair Scott Nygren says the decision does not reflect Alfonso’s abilities, but …

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Water managers battle over budgetary control

Florida’s regional water management districts may lose control of their funding. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports, a proposed senate bill would put control of their major sources of funding under the legislature’s control. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/WaterManagementWRAP.mp3]

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Airboat noise controversy blowing up

Many Alachua county residents are not happy with Senate Bill 958, which will override the airboat curfew in Alachua County, and the Alachua County commission is taking notice. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports, jurisdiction issues may be to blame. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AirboatCORRECTION.mp3]

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Senator Oelrich talks about his run for Congress

Republican State Senator Steve Oelrich from Cross Creek announced his candidacy for a new U.S. Congressional seat in North Central Florida that has emerged in re-districting maps in both the House and Senate. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with Senator Oelrich about his candidacy and what he plans to bring to Washington. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QASteveOelrich.mp3]

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