Daily News Recap

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florida-public-employees-week-in-reviewFlorida Current: Week in Review for June 30-July 3

A recap of this week’s best political and policy happenings in Florida.


Chief-investmentChief Investment:  New Jersey Pension Hires Lawyer to Fight Christie’s Cuts

New Jersey’s Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) has hired a Florida law firm to sue Governor Chris Christie over his plans to cut payments to state pension funds by more than $2.5 billion over the next two years.


Miami_Herald_florida_public_employeesMiami Herald:   Judge sides with Miami-Dade principals in Florida’s first charter conversion retaliation case

Senior officials with the Miami-Dade school district tried to stonewall a push to convert a school for the severely disabled into a charter school and then improperly punished the employees behind the movement, an administrative law judge ruled this week.

SF Business Journal:  Florida among most expensive states to file for divorce

Thinking about filing for divorce in Florida? You’ll be reaching deeper into your wallet than residents of other states.



Tampa Bay Times:  Gov. Rick Scott appoints three members to Pasco County Housing Authority

Gov. Rick Scott appointed David Longspaugh, 50, of Hudson, and retiree Silna Nubia, 68, a tenant and resident at Bonnie Dale Villas, to the board. Scott also reappointed David Lambert, 42, of Spring Hill and an executive at Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, as chairman.


Florida-public-mployeees-david-richardsonMiami Herald: ‘You can’t make this up’: David Richardson’s GOP opponent bounces filing check, is bounced from ballot

State Rep. David Richardson, Florida’s first openly gay legislator, has won reelection without opposition – his Republican challenger bounced her filing fee check and has been kicked off the November ballot.


Tampa_Bay_TimesTampa Bay Times: White House: Blocking Medicaid expansion would cost Florida 63,000 jobs

A state-by-state report released Wednesday estimates Florida will lose out on 63,000 new jobs, mainly in health care, from 2014 to 2017. That’s the three years the federal government would have paid the entire cost of providing health care to 848,000 people.





News_FPEBarrons:  Biggest Public Pension Funds Gain 9.4% in 2014

The 100 largest U.S. public pension funds reaped $73.2 billion from investment earnings in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions.



Time Warner: US Attorney Seeks Pension of Former Councilman Convicted of Stealing Public Cash

Former City Councilman Miguel Martinez, who was serving a federal sentence for stealing public cash, appeared in federal court in Manhattan Wednesday, as the U.S. attorney wants something else from him: his pension. NY1′s Courtney Gross filed the following report


FOX-News-LatinoFOX Latino News: Puerto Rico public employees protest pay cuts

The workers gathered in front of the Minillas Government Center in San Juan, where the main offices of the Government Development Bank, the Department of Transportation and Public Works,


florida-public-employees-Bill-de_Bllasiowfuv: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Reaches Deal with Public Employees Union

District Council 37, which represents more than 100,000 city workers, agreed to a new contract on Wednesday which includes 10 percent raises over seven years.


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