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In The News Today - March 22, 2016

In The News Today – March 22, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WFLA: Florida teacher bonus program gets more money despite opposition TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Capitol News Service) – A teacher bonus program known as Best and Brightest and almost universally condemned by the state’s education establishment is being continued again next year with even more money. …






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In The News Today - March 7, 2016

In The News Today – March 7, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Tampa Bay Times:  Relations between Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Legislature hit low point — and could get worse Gov. Rick Scott’s relations with fellow Republicans who control the Legislature are at an all-time low, and as the 2016 session enters its …






In The News Today - March 3, 2016

In The News Today – March 3, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES NJ.com: School agency spent lavishly on meals, travel and you picked up the bill From mid-2012 to early 2015, however, more than $150,000 — all taxpayer money — went far afield: Gift shops and coffee shops. Country clubs and a liquor store. Restaurants …






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In The News Today - March 1, 2016

In The News Today – March 1, 2016

FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES SPB: Justice budget writers wrap up conference talks, agree on “99%” of priorities The conference committee charged with writing the state’s budget for courts and law enforcement met the final time Monday for budget year 2016-17 on Monday. House and Senate leaders said …






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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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