Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rick Scott Removed Nelson Cuba From CJST Commission

Rick Scott Removed Nelson Cuba From CJST Commission

March 24, 2011 By: James Preston, FOP State President Brothers and Sisters Brother Nelson Cuba has just received notification from Governor Scott that he has been removed from the CJST Commission. Once again, Governor Scott has shown his insensitivity towards rank and file law enforcement. …






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The Man Behind the Curtain

The Man Behind the Curtain

Thursday, March 22, 2012 By: Paula Dockery As Paula Dockery continues to chronicle her last year in the Florida Senate, she provides us a view seldom made public.  With the Senator’s authorization we share her words originally published at www.floridavoices.com. Nine months ago, Polk County was …






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A Call for Unionism Reform and Revival

A Call for Unionism Reform and Revival

March 21, 2012 By Shawn Beighto What the US needs is a resurgence in pure unionism: Many express indignation over one of the last sectors of labor who retain elements of long and hard fought labor and social dignity. Much injustice has been reversed over …






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 Featured “The Big Lie” a veteran police officers view of local politics in Florida

Featured “The Big Lie” a veteran police officers view of local politics in Florida

March 20, 2012 By Dana Coston local police officer Originally published in  THE FLORIDA PATRIOT I have always been a bit of a misfit. Growing up in Florida, the son of parents raised in the deep south, you’d think I’d have always been right at …






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Senate Paula Dockery’s Farewell Speech

Senate Paula Dockery’s Farewell Speech

As is customary of an outgoing senator, on March 2, 2012, Paula Dockery provided the following farewell speech to her Senate colleagues. In sharing your words, Florida Public Employees Partnership commends you Senator Dockery.  Your actions in honorably serving all Floridians and professionalism are a …






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Governor Rick Scott Spends Near 1 Million Dollars in Lawsuit! That's Our Money!

Governor Rick Scott Spends Near 1 Million Dollars in Lawsuit! That’s Our Money!

This article posted by Mary Ellen Klas, deserves to be re-posted and here it is, just in case you do not read the Miami Herald! The appeal by Governor Rick Scott, is going to cost us another $300,000.00 added to the original $500,000.00 that was …






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Proposed Changes To FRS Contributions

Proposed Changes To FRS Contributions

March 8, 2012 By: Florida Public Employees Partnership Find listed below a table of the proposed changes to the FRS contributions that the great State of Florida now contributes into our pension plans. The changes are what they say is necessary to sustain the FRS. …






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The Official Notice Of Appeal - Governor Rick Scott

The Official Notice Of Appeal – Governor Rick Scott

Please find attached the official notice of appeal to the ruling on March 6, 2012.  The battle will be on going, we shall see how this plays out in the next level of Florida court. See attached link to the official pdf.       …






Florida Education Association Ruling To Be Appealed

Florida Education Association Ruling To Be Appealed

Circuit Court Judge Jackie Fulford ruled today (March 6, 2012)  in favor of the Florida Education Association in its lawsuit on public employees’ mandatory pension “contribution” and reminded Gov. Rick Scott and the extremists in charge of the Legislature that a promise is a promise. …






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