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Government + Politics

Over 150 state laws take effect this month 

Jul 4, 2024
New laws include teaching history of communism to K-12 students, stand-your-ground defense against bears.

DeSantis vetoes $14.8M in Alachua County funds, OKs $38M land purchase for UF

Jun 13, 2024
High Springs police, Newberry wastewater, Gainesville HazMat all axed.
Government + Politics

Gainesville OKs ballot initiative for second time, building code changes 

Jun 6, 2024
Thursday’s meeting includes change in travel policy.
Government + Politics

Gainesville to redo votes on GRU Authority ballot initiative 

Jun 4, 2024
City to also consider changes to development code section.
Government + Politics

Gainesville enters budget season dependent on DeSantis’ appointments 

May 7, 2024
Staff presented two proposed budgets that hinge on utility funding.

Derrick: We need more public notice, not less 

Apr 15, 2024
Gainesville considering future of printed notices.
Local Living

Meridian to celebrate expansion of patient receiving center

Apr 5, 2024
Construction to conclude in next five to six months.

Perry talks music education, squatters after final legislative session 

Apr 3, 2024
Local lawmaker served 14 years in Tallahassee.
Government + Politics

Gainesville OKs changes to free downtown parking

Mar 21, 2024
Commission creates downtown advisory board.
Government + Politics

Gainesville commission plans to put GRU Authority on upcoming ballot 

Mar 21, 2024
Commission needs two supermajority votes to continue.

Clemons recaps final legislative session, makes endorsement

Mar 14, 2024
Clemons sponsored two bills that passed this session.
Government + Politics

Update: Florida Legislature set to approve $38M for UF land acquisition

Mar 7, 2024
Land proposed for UF golf course.
Government + Politics

DeSantis presents $5.3 million in awards, speaks in Cedar Key

Feb 23, 2024
Funds aimed at infrastructure hardening after Hurricane Idalia.
Government + Politics

Alachua County delegation bills advance, stall as session winds down

Feb 14, 2024
One request impacts 2,658 acres in Alachua County.
Government + Politics

Ward: Gainesville kept the ship sailing in 2023 

Feb 13, 2024
Mayor highlights progress despite legislative, fiscal challenges.

Metcalfe, Rawlings to switch to year-round school

Feb 2, 2024
ACPS one of three districts selected for four-year state pilot program.
Government + Politics

Gainesville reviews 2023 crime stats, updated on legislative session 

Feb 1, 2024
Commission also votes on codifying charter officer evaluations.

UF to advance engineering program with $2.5M in strategic funding

Jan 10, 2024
Funds will go to Industrialized Construction Engineering.
Local News

Gainesville nonprofit continues GRU lawsuit, responds to judge’s deadline

Jan 9, 2024
Nonprofit president says someone must be responsible for House Bill 1645.

UF to focus on seed projects in new space institute  

Jan 8, 2024
New institute supported by $2.5 million in state funds.

UF launches $2.5 million strategic sports initiative

Jan 5, 2024
UF & Sport Collaborative looks to propel university onto global stage.
Government + Politics

New High Springs commissioner resigns over new Florida law 

Jan 2, 2024
Rush of resignations has come in other cities. 
Government + Politics

Local reps prep for 2024 legislative session

Dec 29, 2023
Less local legislation expected.
Government + Politics

Ward reflects on first year, top issues for 2024 

Dec 27, 2023
Gainesville mayor looks at Eastside development and Vision Zero among his 2024 priorities.
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