Monthly Archives: August 2015

Florida Taxpayers Pay Up: June Special Session Cost $651K

Florida Taxpayers Pay Up: June Special Session Cost $651K

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Published by: NBC Miami As most Floridians – like and me – continue to guard how we spend money in an effort keep more of our pay, the dysfunction of our State legislators and their infighting cost we the taxpayers BIG.   As …






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OPEd | Robert Asencio | "An Unexpected Ally"

OPEd | Robert Asencio | “An Unexpected Ally”

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Published August Edition of AMBIENTE Magazine By: Pablo Hernandez People love to say that technology separates and disconnects us, but I don’t think that’s true. I think there are very clear ways in which technology, especially social media, actually brings us closer together, both …






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California Lost $5 Billion In Public Pension Funds Billion Due To Fossil Fuel Investments Last Year

California Lost $5 Billion In Public Pension Funds Billion Due To Fossil Fuel Investments Last Year

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Published By: Think Progress Written By: SAMANTHA PAGE Original:  August 17, 2015 Republished: August 18, 2015 California’s public pension funds lost $5 billion last year through declines in their fossil fuel investments, according to a new report from Trillium Asset Management. The losses for CalPERS …






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Campus Gun Fight Heats Up

Campus Gun Fight Heats Up

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES   WUSF: Health News Florida By JIM TURNER OF THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The League of Women Voters of Florida will start building a coalition Thursday to fight newly filed bills that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on college …






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Florida To Pay $700,000 To End Public Records Dispute

Florida To Pay $700,000 To End Public Records Dispute

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Published by: CBS Miami Original: August 7, 2015 Republish : August 8, 2015 TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – A dispute alleging Gov. Rick Scott and his staff subverted public-records laws will cost the state $700,000, according to an agreement released Friday by the governor’s …






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FRS pension plan outperforms financial targets

FRS pension plan outperforms financial targets

FLORIDA UBLIC EMPLOYEES Published by The Florida Democrat August 5, 2015 Jeff Burlew The Florida Retirement System pension plan continues to perform better than long-term targets, according to the State Board of Administration, which oversees the plan. For the fiscal year ending June 30, the …






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