Monthly Archives: February 2016

In The News Today - February 29, 2016

In The News Today – February 29, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES NBC: Florida Legislature Reaches Budget Deal on Big Dollar Items Florida’s Republican-controlled Legislature reached a budget deal on Friday that should allow the 2016 session to end on time. READ MORE Bradenton Herald: Florida Legislature’s school budget deal is one more defeat for Gov. …






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In The News Today - February 27, 2016

In The News Today – February 27, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Highlands Today: Support union files complaint against school board SEBRING — The union representing Highlands County school support employees filed an Unfair Labor Practice complaint with a state commission against the School Board of Highlands County. READ MORE Miami Herald: Miami-Dade schools: Superintendent Alberto …






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In The News Today - February 24, 2016

In The News Today – February 24, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES The Independent Florida:  Editorial: Common sense, not partisanship, can prevail When we talk about Florida politics, we usually do so in language expressing exasperation and disbelief. There is, after all, plenty to be angry about these days: Statewide, the ongoing battle over …






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 In The News Today - February 23, 2016

In The News Today – February 23, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOTEES DBR Daily Business Review: New Battle Brews in House and Senate Over Retirement System The House State Affairs Committee narrowly approved a bill that could shift more public employees into a 401(k)-style retirement plan, setting up a clash with the Senate over pensions …






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In The News Today - February 22, 2016

In The News Today – February 22, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES TBO:  Florida Federation of Garden Clubs: Fracking should be banned in Florida  In January 2015 we adopted the position of promoting the ban of hydraulic fracturing/fracking in Florida. We have very real concerns about the risk of fracking to the health of …






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In The News Today - February 21, 2016

In The News Today – February 21, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Miami Herald:  Wditorial – New focus: ethics, jobs and reform First, applaud Florida Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, long and loud. His refusal to place needless and dangerous gun legislation before the Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, saved lawmakers a lot of …






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In The News Today - Febraury 18, 2016

In The News Today – Febraury 18, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WFSU: As House Pension Reform Package Heads To House Floor, Opposition Continues To Mount The Florida Retirement System has two main options for employeesto … “And, we flush away a lot of the dignity that we provide ourpublic … READ MORE Florida Politics: HOUSE PANEL APPROVES EXPANSION OF …






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In The News Today - February 16, 2016

In The News Today – February 16, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AL:  6,200 without power, several houses destroyed by tornado in Escambia County, Florida A tornado cut through Escambia County and may have cut into southern Alabama Monday afternoon. Assessments are still underway, but officials say the damage so far is quite extensive. …






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In The News Today - February 15, 2016

In The News Today – February 15, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES CBS: Broken discipline tracking systems let teachers flee troubled pasts USA TODAY – Georgia officials revoked a teacher’s license after finding he exchanged sexual texts and naked photos with a female student and was involved in physical altercations with two others. READ MORE …






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