Florida Public Employees
March 25, 2014
“There was a time, not too far in the past, when the FRS pension fund was over 100% funded. Because of this, a poor decision was made at that time to reduce employer contributions, rather than build up the fund for less heady days.”…..
StateImpact’s John O’Connor reported on the start of a new TV advertising campaign from one of Jeb Bush’s foundations to promote Common Core Standards:
WPTV: Florida legislators move closer to voting ‘Warning Shot Bill’ into law
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Florida is one step closer to legalizing warning shots in the Sunshine State.
The so called “Warning Shot Bill” already passed the House and could do the same in the Senate.
The Current: Patronis outlines changes to permitting bill as it comes up in Senate this week
HB 703, the wide-ranging environmental permitting bill sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Patronis, will be amended in the Senate this week and will differ as the House bill moves forward in the coming weeks, Patronis told lobbyists on Monday.
Palm Beach Post: House panel OKs bill to increase restrictions on red-light cameras
Members of the House Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee unanimously approved an amendment by Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, as they backed his measure (HB 7005). The bill now would allow new cameras at intersections but only if their use is justified through traffic engineering studies..
TBO: Changes in work for state’s system of grading schools
TALLAHASSEE — Changes could be coming to how the state’s schools are graded after lawmakers approved changes Monday to Florida’s school accountability and teacher evaluation system.
TBO: Fla. lawmakers consider flood insurance changes
MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Legislature is moving forward on a plan to entice private insurance companies to sell flood policies in the state that’s the most vulnerable to storm surge.
WTSP: Two inmates shot at Florida prison
LAKE CITY, Florida (WTLV) — The search is on for a gunman after two inmates were shot Saturday at the Columbia Correctional Institution, putting the prison on lockdown, authorities said.
NaplesNews.com: Rick Scott launches new ad ripping into Charlie Crist
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