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florida-public-employees-same-sex-marriageNBC 6: Florida Keys Judge Allows Same-Sex Couples to Marry

A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state’s gay marriage ban, in a ruling that could clear the way for same-sex couples in Monroe County to get married.



Tampa Bay Times:  Charlie Crist picks running mate: Annette Taddeo-Goldstein

“As a working mom, a small business owner and a Floridian, I am proud to serve this state that has given me so many opportunities,” Annette Taddeo-Goldstein said at a Miami press conference at the Lab Miami.


Miami_Herald_florida_public_employeesMiami Herald: Give prison facilities consistent, independent oversight 

The Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) has been under intense scrutiny recently as the Miami Herald has been probing the unresolved story of the death of Darren Rainey, an inmate at the Dade Correctional Institution.


florida-public-employees-Seminole-County-Public-SchoolsSeminole Chronicle: Seminole County Public Schools investigation: Policy not violated, legalities still up in air

Whether SCPS broke School Board policy, however, was put to rest due to a technicality in a subsection of the policy.


florida-public-employees-Bradenton-ChillerBradenton.com: Bradenton gives final nod to Manatee County chiller plant

BRADENTON — A final push to approve a county-run $12.5 million chiller plant at 323 Ninth St. W., was successful Wednesday with a unanimous vote from the Bradenton City Council.


News_Florida_Public_EmployeesInsurance News: Marathon starts budget process, employee raises are likely

July 16–The Marathon City Council is scheduled to open its 2014-15 budget season on Thursday evening with a special meeting to review proposed general fund figures.


florida-public-employees-watdogFlorida WatchDog: Schools turn to retired police officers to protect students, save millions

Since the Dec. 14, 2010, school shooting in Newtown, Conn.,  lawmakers and school authorities across the country have been desperate to find ways to protect children from school violence.


Tampa_Bay_TimesTampa Bay Times: Rick Scott’s nonanswers bring national ridicule

Rick Scott, who ditched his adopted rescue dog Reagan after the 2010 election, and who invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 75 times in a deposition, once again finds himself all over the Web and cable as the rest of the world discovers what Florida already knows.


florida-public-employees-Okaloosa-County's-BudgetNWF Daily: 5 things to know about Okaloosa County’s budget

County Administrator Ernie Padgett has proposed a $308 million spending plan. Although it’s a 10 percent increase over the current budget, Padgett said he cut about $6 million from department requests early on.


Tampa_Bay_TimesTampa Bay Times: Hillsborough deputies’ policy also bans going to campaign events

Sheriff’s personnel shall not engage in political activities while on-duty, or while in uniform, or use their official  position when engaged in political activities.


florida-public-employeestracy-jeffrey'ssheriff-for-daySpace Coast Daily: Tracy Jeffreys Is Brevard County ‘Sheriff For A Day’

The concept of the program is to share the experience of serving as Sheriff with our employees who then have an opportunity to see first hand how the various components of our agency operate on a day to day basis and decisions are made that impact our agency and employees.





florida-public-employees-huffington-postHuffington Post:  Fixing Public Pensions: The First Step in Detroit’s Long Road to Recovery

Under the new pension plan, employees will receive a specific monthly payment based on factors such as age, earnings history, and tenure. This plan satisfies both the unions’ demands and removes the obligation of the taxpayer to bail out municipal employees if pension values drop.


News_Florida_Public_EmployeesMinn Post: Major changes needed to protect Minnesota public pensions, Center for American Experiment says

A report today from the Center for the American Experiment offers ways to protect the Minnesota public pension system, which, the group said, could require $17 billion from taxpayers if nothing is done.


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