April 26, 2014: Morning, Daily News Recap

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Conflicts_Of_InterestWTSP:  10 INVESTIGATES: Conflicts of interest cloud FL Capitol

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – State legislators, most of whom have other jobs outside of the Capitol, frequently vote on bills that would affect their industries. But many never disclose the potential conflicts of interest prior to voting – or in some cases, ever at all.



CBS Miami: House Passes Pension Bill, Switching Focus To Senate

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The debate over the future of state and local pensions pivoted to the Senate on Friday after the House approved a sweeping retirement bill over the objections of Democrats.


The_RepublicThe Republic: Fla. House votes to change state pension plan; Bill would steer employees into

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Florida could try to steer public employees away from the state’s traditional pension plan under a bill passed by the Florida House.


Current_florida_public_employeesFlorida Current: House passes pension overhaul 

The House approved its version of legislation closing the Florida Retirement System to elected officials and Senior Management employees Friday, voting along party lines for a package that includes less controversial revisions in the administration of police and firefighter pensions for local governments.



NaplesNws: Chess match: Florida Senate presidency a behind-the-scenes political tussle

TALLAHASSEE — The top priority for state Sen. Jack Latvala during this session of the Florida Legislature is a measure offering in-state tuition rates to students brought into the country illegally by their parents.


Kelli_StargelFlorida Current: Bill passes amid calls for review of special districts

A Senate bill establishing public reporting requirements for special taxing districts led some senators on Friday to call for a comprehensive review of those districts.


Scott_RothsteinMiami Herald:   Two Broward sheriff’s detectives charged in Rothstein’s Ponzi case

A Broward Sheriff’s Office lieutenant who escorted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein to a Fort Lauderdale airport to flee to Morocco with $500,000 stuffed into a suitcase has been charged in the long-running criminal case.

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