Florida Public Employees
April 4, 2014
The Ledger: Weatherford says state pension deal is possible
Weatherford said he is optimistic that lawmakers can reach an agreement on a plan to revamp the state pension fund for public workers, including school employees and county workers.
WJCT News: Florida House Expected To Pass Budget
TALLAHASSEE (The News Service of Florida) — The House is poised to approve a $75.3 billion budget proposal after several hours of at-times testy but mostly tame debate Wednesday about the spending plan for the year that begins July 1.
News-Press.com: Paltry retirement benefits compared with CEOs bonuses
I noted with great interest your article, March 30, regarding retirement benefits being paid to various Florida public servants (“When retirement pays six figures”). The first point you failed to make clear is that the DROP account monies you showed for each of these public employees is not money these employees receive as salary or bonus.
REUTERS: Craft beer distribution battle brews in Florida legislature
The law would force craft brewers to sell their bottled and canned beer directly to a distributor. If they want to sell it in their own tap rooms, they would then have to buy it back at what is typically a 30-40 percent mark-up without the bottles or cans ever leaving the brewery,….
Health News Florida: Lawmakers Poised to Ban E-Cig Sales to Kids
What started out as an online, underground fad is now a billion dollar business. Electronic cigarettes, often called e-cigarettes, really aren’t cigarettes at all because there’s no tobacco, no flame and no smoke.
Bradenton.com: Florida House subcommittee OK’s Steube bill allowing guns in schools
It gives schools the option to appoint former or current law enforcement officers and former or current military officers with state-legislated training to carry firearms on campus.
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