FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
Sun Sentinel: South Florida incomes keep declining as recovery grinds on, new data show
The median household income in South Florida fell 5.8 percent in five years, the data show. Pay here ranked almost last among the 25 largest metro areas at $46,946 in 2013. Only Tampa was lower: $45,880.
Business Journal: Florida No. 31 for overall highway conditions
The Sunshine State’s ranking is an improvement over both 2011, when it ranked No. 33, and 2009, when it ranked No. 37.
TBO: Hillsborough commission OKs domestic partner registry
On a unanimous vote, commissioners voted to create a domestic partner registry that would allow unmarried people to make legal decisions for their partners in domestic relationships.
Sun Sentinel: Boynton Beach to offer domestic partner benefits
In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, city commissioners decided to give domestic partners access to benefits including medical, dental and life insurance, family sick leave, bereavement leave and family medical leave.
Orlando Sentinel: Seminole County Judge Debra Krause faces new ethics charge
The Judicial Qualifications Commission, the state agency that polices judges, on Tuesday formally charged her with violating three judicial canons when she made an unflattering Facebook post about Susan Stacy, a Lake Mary lawyer in a runoff with the judge’s husband, Mitch Krause, for a circuit judgeship in Sanford.
AOL: Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy
Known as “red tide,” this particular strain called Karenia brevis is present nearly every year off Florida, but large blooms can be particularly devastating. Right now, the algae is collecting in an area about 60 miles wide and 100 miles long, about 5 to 15 miles off St. Petersburg i
Bloomberg: No Magic Bullet Seen for Pensions as Calpers Exits Hedge Funds
A record-setting run for U.S. stocks and an expanding economy aren’t solving one of the biggest challenges facing cities and states — how to pay for retiree benefits.
MariniJ: Marin Voice: Good pensions are vital to maintaining the middle class
For more than a generation after the Great Depression and World War II, good pensions were a cornerstone of the vibrant middle class in America. The expansion of the middle class was the key to our economic vitality and our social stability.
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