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florida-public-employees-FRSCharlotte Observer:  Florida pension plan posts strong year

The State Board of Administration released preliminary numbers Tuesday showing that the Florida Retirement System plan grew 17.4 percent in the last fiscal year.


florida-public-employees-Citiznes-Rick-ScottNews 4 Jax: Scott: Citizens Property Insurance needs to watch costs

Gov. Rick Scott isn’t convinced that Citizens Property Insurance Corp. should have rebuffed his request for an international travel ban, even if the overseas trips were part of a $3.2 billion deal that saved the state-backed insurer $233 million.


florida-public-employees-DEP-enforcement-declineWFTV:  9 Investigates claims that DEP’s protection of environment on the decline

According to critics of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, the department is not protecting the environment, and they said they have the numbers to prove it.


Sun_SentinelSun Sentinel:  Courthouse parking to drop dramatically

Broward County commissioners are poised to slash parking rates at the publicly owned garage next to the courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Sun Sentinel reported in April that the county’s “east garage” directly across Southeast Third Avenue from the courthouse, off Southeast Sixth Street,


WFLA:  Belleair Police Chief under fire by one of his own

Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards is the target of numerous allegations ranging from mismanagement to ethical breaches and possible criminal acts.


News_Florida_Public_EmployeesFlorida Trends: Florida groups form pension reform coalition

Florida’s influential business advocates and policy groups have formed Taxpayers for Sustainable Pensions, a coalition dedicated to achieving municipal pension reform. The groups convened in Tallahassee to announce their commitment to reforming taxpayer-funded government pensions to ensure funding and long-term sustainability.


florida-public-employees-Rick-Scott-GEOHuffington Post: Rick Scott Pulls Ad In Which He’s Endorsed By A Convicted Human Trafficker

It seems Florida Governor Rick Scott’s (R) re-election campaign won’t be shedding itsbumbling reputation anytime soon. For the second time, the campaign has had to yank an ad for failing to vet one of the people shown endorsing the governor.


Tampa_Bay_TimesTampa Bay Times: Touting prosugar bill, Southerland first U.S. congressman to confirm King Ranch trip

Standing alongside Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and representatives from business groups, U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland on Monday touted federal legislation to block federal oversight of waterways and wetlands in favor of state and local government agencies.


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