In The News: March 24, 2014

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Florida Public Employees


March 24, 2014

Senate_florida_public_employeesFlorida Senate: Press Release – SENATOR DON GAETZ REPORTS: MARCH 24, 2014

Friday, we finished the third week of the Florida Legislative Session by passing one of the largest broad-based tax and fee cuts in recent Florida history. Senate Bill 156 rolled back $395 million in vehicle fees, providing relief to every Floridian who drives a car, truck, motorcycle or moped.

Read Lawmakers push for $500M tax cuts in proposed budgets

Tallahassee, Florida – The Florida house and senate released their proposed budgets for 2014-2015. There are several differences, but both hope to cut $500 million worth of taxes for Floridians.

Read  FL lawmakers work on flood insurance changes

A flood insurance bill sponsored by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, is on track for approval by the Senate. Similar legislation is moving through House committees.


News_Chief_florida_public_employeesNews  Judge Throws Out Charges of Threatening Tax Collector’s Office

BARTOW – A judge tossed out the criminal case against a 61-year-old Davenport woman accused of threatening employees of the Polk County Tax Collector’s Office.

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Robert_Garto_Florida_public_EmployeesPalm Beach Post: Jupiter Island names new head of Public Safety Department

Robert Garlo, administrative assistant and accreditation manager at the Jupiter Island Public Safety Department for the last three years, has been named head of the department. – See more at:


Orlando_SentinelOrlando Sentinel:  Osceola balks at Central Florida expressway merger

TALLAHASSEE – Rep. Bryan Nelson, R-Apopka, got his merger bill, HB 311, through the House Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee, but not before signaling to the panel that the version teed up for final Senate passage does not sit well with the county.


Matt_Gaetz_Florida_public_EmployeesHuffington Post: Florida Moves To Restrict Media Access To Stand Your Ground Case Records

Earlier this month, state Rep. Matt Gaetz(R-Fort Walton Beach) filed an amendmentthat would “severely limit access to court records in the self-defense cases,” the Times’ Michael van Sickler reports.


Vote_Obamacare_Florida_Public_EmployeesFPE:  Kathleen Voss Woolrich: A Loss Of Life, Caused By Partisan Politics – The Denial Of Obamacare

An unedited story told by a fellow Floridian.  The consequences of Florida’s modern day partisan politics.  A call to vote for change.


Digital_Transportation_RegulationSunshine State News:  License to Drive? Florida Lawmakers Take on Digital Transportation Regulations

That’s if the Florida Legislature approves a pair of bills sponsored by state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and state Rep. Jamie Grant, R-Tampa. The proposed legislation would strip local governments of their ability to regulate “chauffeured limousine” services and place that authority in the hands of the state government.


The_Blaze_Florida_public_EmployeesThe Blaze:  Here’s a Cop-Caught-On-Video Encounter That’ll Make Your Day

“I thought I was in trouble when he pulled over,” Aguirre told KENS-TV in San Antonio.

In a manner of speaking, Aguirre was spot-on: The unidentified cop was on break and challenged the kid to a throw-down — in a friendly game of one-on-one.


FPE:  March 24, 2014 – Legislative Calendar, Florida Senate And House Of Representative

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