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Florida-Public-Employees-Eric-Holder-Rick-ScottTampa Bay Times: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Gov. Rick Scott: We’re watching you

As Florida’s next election draws closer, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has a stern warning for Gov. Rick Scott: We’re watching you.


florida-public-employees-Skimming-UCFCentral Florida Future: Thieves swipe cash with card skimming near UCF

After toping off your tanks at area gas stations , there’s a chance thieves could be filling up their pockets with cash from your credit cards.


florida-public-employees-Crist-Pinellas-SchoolsTBO: Pinellas school district asks Crist to stop running ad

Charlie Crist’s newest advertisement in his attempt to regain the governor’s office takes him through the halls of his Alma Mater, St. Petersburg High School, as he discusses his vision for Florida’s schools.


florida-public-employees-okechobee-schoolsNews Zap: Okeechobee school budget hearings continue

The Okeechobee County School Board approved resolutions to adopt tentative millage rates and a tentative budget for 2014-2015 while appointing their district and school administrators at a public hearing Tuesday night.


Sun_SentinelSun Sentinel: Parkland residents vie for School Board District 4 seat

Not strangers by any stretch of the imagination, Abby Freedman and Robert “Bob” Mayersohn, candidates for the upcoming School Board District 4 election, won’t be spending too much time trying to gather new information about each other.


Herald_TribuneHerald Tribune: Around the region, rising property values, and rising tax bills

Property tax bills will increase for many Southwest Florida residents next year as local governments use a second year of rising property values as an opportunity to boost spending.


florida-public-employees-brevard-school-board-budgetFlorida Today: School budget banks on extra funding from state

Brevard School Board members on Thursday adopted a tentative budget and millage rate for the 2014-15 school year, which includes more money from the state.


TBOTBO:  Florida’s tax-free back-to-school shopping starts today

Friday begins Florida’s three-day back-to-school shopping holiday where the state waives sales taxes on many items.


Miami_Herald_florida_public_employeesMiami Herald: Florida’s largest health insurer, Florida Blue, is raising exchange rates an average of 17.6 percent

Florida Blue, the state’s largest health insurer, is increasing premiums by an average of 17.6 percent for its Affordable Care Act exchange plans next year, company officials say.


Miami_Herald_florida_public_employeesMiami Herald: Florida mental and behavioral healthcare providers get funding boost from Affordable Care Act

Eight health centers in Florida, including one in Miami Beach and another in Broward County, are to receive almost $2 million in Affordable Care Act funding to help care for people with mental and behavioral health issues.



Huffington_Post_Florida_public_EmployeesHuffington Post:  5 Myths About Public Employee Pensions

There’s an oft repeated myth being fed by many that claims the defined benefit pension plans available to most public employees are going bankrupt.


florida-public-employees-NC-state-budgetWBTV:NC Senate gives OK to state budget

Senate lawmakers passed a $21.1 billion budget early Friday which gives teachers raises and funnels $113 million to kindergarten and college classrooms statewide.


florida-public-employees-Wisconsin-union-rightsWall Street Journal: Wisconsin Court Upholds Law Curbing Unions’ Rights

Wisconsin’s highest court upheld a law ending most collective-bargaining rights for government employees in the state, a blow for public-sector unions that have been stymied in their efforts to reverse the controversial measure championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker.


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