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florida-public-employees-thad-altmanSpace Coast:  Altman Wants Bondi To Look Into ‘All Aboard Florida’ Lease

While most of the complaints have focused on trains’ potential impacts on residential and downtown areas, Altman this week requested Attorney General Pam Bondi look into a lease he says could keep the proposed Miami-to-Orlando All Aboard Florida rail service from stopping in Brevard and Indian River counties.

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Miami_Herald_florida_public_employeesMiami Herald: Jackson adopts budget excluding potential costs 

Jackson Health System, Miami-Dade’s public hospital network, faces a slew of challenges entering 2015, according to administrators: a reduction in patient admissions, contentious negotiations with labor unions who expect the restoration of $18 million in pay increases and other benefits, plus a potential $27 million repayment of federal funds received to care for the poor.

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News_Florida_Public_EmployeesWTSP:  Answers to VA employee survey on wait times

10 Investigates has answers Wednesday to questions a lot of people have been asking about the Veterans Administration scheduling and waiting list procedures.

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Tampa_Bay_TimesTampa Bay Times: Crist, although a new Democrat, gets union support, donations

The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, the union that bargains for most state employees, sent Crist’s political committee a $1 million check on Tuesday, the same day he announced that, if elected, he will use his executive powers to immediately raise the minimum wage for state contractors to $10.10 — a union priority.

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National

 

florida-public-employees-ARAMARK-finedMansfield News Journal: State fines prison food contractor again

The state fined prison food contractor Aramark — which serves prisons in Richland County — for the second time in four months for violating its contract, but the company will not be terminated.

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florida-public-employees-Bob-McDonnellABC 7 News: McDonnell trial reveals ex-Virginia governor’s broken marriage, wife’s ‘crush’ on government’s star witness

The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple’s marriage and the former first’s lady’s “crush” on a businessman accused of lavishing them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company.

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