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In The News Today - December 17, 2015

In The News Today – December 17, 2015

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Sun Sentinel: Florida rated best place to live More than a quarter of those who do decide to move to Florida will be retired baby boomers — those born between the mid-1940s and mid-1960s. By 2030, about 26 percent of Floridians will be …






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In The News Today - December 16, 2015

In The News Today – December 16, 2015

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WTSP: Principal sends teacher to timeout A veteran West Gadsden High School teacher was sent to timeout last week, plucked from her art classroom into a hall monitor position, after her principal claimed she wasn’t safely supervising students. READ MORE Sun Sentinel: ‘You have to …






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In The News Today - December 15, 2015

In The News Today – December 15, 2015

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES NaplesDaily News: Brent Batten: North Collier pares chief choices to six Candidates to be the next chief of the North Collier Fire and Rescue District fit into one of those categories as the process to replace outgoing Chief Orly Stolts trundles along. READ …






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In The News Today - December 14, 2015

In The News Today – December 14, 2015

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Pensions & Investments: Public pension funds’ hedge funds top benchmarks, but returns not great Hedge fund returns of big U.S. state pension funds in the year ended Sept. 30 were hundreds of basis points lower than the prior year, but more than half …






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In The News Today - December 12, 2015

In The News Today – December 12, 2015

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES New 4 JAX: Putnam seeks money for rural lands, firefighter raises TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s agriculture commissioner wants raises next year for state forestry firefighters, as well as money to buy and maintain active farm land — items not included in Gov. Rick …






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In The News Today - December 10, 2015

In The News Today – December 10, 2015

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Miami Herald:  Audit says cuts making Florida prisons unsafe TALLAHASSEE  Florida’s prisons are infiltrated by drugs and tobacco, dependent on outdated security systems, run by inexperienced and overstretched staff, and are housing inmates who are staying longer — and returning just as …






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In The News Today - December 9, 2015

In The News Today – December 9, 2015

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Orlando Sentinel:  Paying Florida teachers based on 30-year-old test scores is nuts In Florida, trying to pick the worst idea in the Legislature is a lot like trying to pick the stinkiest clump in the litter box. READ MORE Florida Times Unions: Superintendent Vitti, …






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In The News Today - December 8, 2015

In The News Today – December 8, 2015

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES NBC 6 News: San Bernardino Employees Return to Work After Massacre Thousands of employees of San Bernardino County began returning to work Monday, five days after a county restaurant inspector and his wife opened fire on a gathering of his co-workers, killing 14 …






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In The News Today - December 7, 2015

In The News Today – December 7, 2015

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Tampa Bay Times:State purges 9,000 children from medical system in cost-saving overhaul In June, Florida health administrators declared in a memo that the little boy was “NOT clinically eligible.” READ MORE News 4 JAX: Video shows Miami Beach police shooting man This one …






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