Monthly Archives: March 2013

Politifact Finds Trujillo’s Parent Trigger Claim False

Politifact Finds Trujillo’s Parent Trigger Claim False

March 30, 2013 Leading up next week’s expected vote on the Parent Trigger / Empowerment Bill, we believe it’s appropriate to republish this article. Provided to Florida Public Employees By: Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings It seems that a pattern is developing among Parent …






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Message From The FPF President To All Public Employees: SB 1392 Passes Final Committee (FRS Reform)

Message From The FPF President To All Public Employees: SB 1392 Passes Final Committee (FRS Reform)

March 29, 2013 Provide to Florida Public Employees By: Gary Rainey Brothers and Sisters; The Senate Appropriations Committee voted out their version of FRS reform bill yesterday, morning.  This version is much less drastic than the House version (HB 7011) that was passed on the …






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Florida School Board Association Reaffirms Opposition to Parent Trigger

Florida School Board Association Reaffirms Opposition to Parent Trigger

March 27, 2013 “When House sponsor Carlos Trujillo’s whined last week that “the unions and the establishment that are trying to control the debate and trying to control jobs,” it was an incomplete and disingenuous slur. While opposed to Parent Trigger, the FEA  doesn’t have …






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The Second Annual Dog and Pony Show of Faux Support for Parent Trigger is Tuesday - TODAY

The Second Annual Dog and Pony Show of Faux Support for Parent Trigger is Tuesday – TODAY

March 26, 2013 “The votes are there to pass Parent Trigger in the House. There should be in the Senate, too, but the hesitancy to start it through committees may be signaling something else. Rick Scott wanted it last year, but his silent ambivalence signals …






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Facts About The Parent Trigger Bill Shared By A Dissatisfied Taxpayer Who Is Also A Voter And Public Employee

Facts About The Parent Trigger Bill Shared By A Dissatisfied Taxpayer Who Is Also A Voter And Public Employee

March 25, 2013 The following was posted on the Florida Public Employees Facebook page. By: Mike Putkowski The Parent Trigger Bill will force Florida parents and local school boards lose control over the schools you and your neighbors send your kids to every day.  (As), These …






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Superintendent in Don Gaetz’ District Critical of Parent Trigger

Superintendent in Don Gaetz’ District Critical of Parent Trigger

March 25, 2013 Provided to Florida Public Employees By: Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings I’ve always wondered whether Sen. Don Gaetz, the school board member and school superintendent had a different take on Parent Trigger than Don Gaetz, the politician. We will never know, …






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House Republicans Reeling From Opposition and Weak Defense of Parent Trigger

House Republicans Reeling From Opposition and Weak Defense of Parent Trigger

March 22, 2013 Provide to Florida Public Employees By: Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings Most observers say that Rep. Carlos Truillo (R-Miami) was bested by a handful of Florida democrat legislators in this week’s Parent Trigger debate in the House. Not only did opponents out number …






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HB 867 - "Parent Trigger" Bill - Makes Its Last Stop In The House Education Committee Tomorrow.

HB 867 – “Parent Trigger” Bill – Makes Its Last Stop In The House Education Committee Tomorrow.

March 21, 2013 Provided to Florida Public Employees By; Fund Education Now Para espanol prima el “click”.HB867, Parent Trigger by Rep. Trujillo, makes its last stop in the House Education Committee tomorrow.URGENT!  Take action today against the Parent Trigger.Click here to call and email legislators …






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Florida House Takes Up HB 7011, To Close The FRS Pension Plan - Vote Expected Tomorrow Mar. 22, 2013

Florida House Takes Up HB 7011, To Close The FRS Pension Plan – Vote Expected Tomorrow Mar. 22, 2013

March 21, 2013 Provided to Florida Public Employees By: Gary Rainey Brothers and Sisters – This afternoon the Florida House Republicans answered questions regarding the closing of the FRS Pension plan to all new employees beginning January 1, 2014. This also eliminates the survivor benefit …






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