FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
News Journal: Editorial: Port Orange needs leaders, not conflict
The recent nine-day resignation horror show provides sobering evidence that something is fundamentally broken in City Hall.
Orlando Sentinel: Apopka mayor’s shake-up worries some city leaders
Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer jolted Orange County‘s second-largest city last week, forcing out Apopka’s longtime legal adviser, Frank Kruppenbacher, and hiring a consultant to scrutinize the city’s operations.
Metro-Jacksonville: Robert Mongomery: Rick Scott: Will Florida Do It Again
The election of Rick Scott as Governor of Florida, was a masterful move of one millionaire to guile a majority of people hoping for a political outsider that would espouse the virtues of God and limited government. He is a bald headed white guy willing to say all of the right things at the right time, and in a language people,
Sun Sentinel: Democratic leader working to oust Rick Scott
Even though most of the state’s registered voters are Democrats, Tant’s party doesn’t control any of the statewide elected offices, the congressional delegation or either chamber of the state Legislature.
Daily Commercial: Too few options for voters
WANTED: Qualified people to run for elected office. Must overcome barriers such as an election system rigged to favor incumbents and entrenched interests. Job pays about $30,000 a year and gets little respect.
USA Today: Couple splits up to stay insured
The day Linda Drain put baby’s breath in her hair and said “I do,” she had no idea that government policies would tear her apart from her husband.
News-Press: Florida senators sponsor legislation
• Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., introduced legislation (S. 2548) to “require the Commodity Futures Trading commission to take certain emergency action to eliminate excessive speculation in energy markets.”
WTSP: Arthur hits eastern Canada, causes power outages
Downgraded to a post-tropical storm early Saturday, Arthur’s hit Canada’s Maritime provinces with near-hurricane strength winds and torrential rains, knocking down trees and leaving tens of thousands of people without power.
NY Times: New York Firefighter Dies Battling High-Rise Blaze
A New York City firefighter recently honored for saving the life of a seven-year-old boy was killed while battling a blaze at a high-rise apartment building, fire department officials said Sunday.
U-T San Diego: Thief returns 9/11 firefighter’s flag with apology
An American flag stolen from the family of a firefighter killed on Sept. 11 has been returned with a note that says: “I am so sorry, I had no idea.”
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