In The News: March 28, 2014

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Florida Public Employees

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March 28, 2014

 

Latvala_Weatherford_FRS_Florida_Public_EmployeesTampa Bay Times: Latvala works on pension compromise with Weatherford

Latvala helped Simpson craft that bill, and he said he supports it 100 percent this year.

“It would not surprise me if I become a co-sponsor,” Latvala said.

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Senate_florida_public_employeesFlorida Senate: Press Release – STATE LEADERS TO SIGN FLORIDA GI BILL IN PANAMA CITY

Governor Rick Scott, Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford will join military and civilian leaders Monday morning in Panama City to sign Florida’s GI Bill into law.  The ceremony will be held at the National Guard Armory, 3121 Lisenby Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405, at 9:30 a.m. CST.

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Equal Pay For Equal Risk

FPE:  Bill Walsh – Message To The Florida Legislature: “All We Ask For Is, Equal Pay For Equal Risk”

Last year we were wrongly excluded from the “State Law Enforcement Officer Raise” given to our Brother Officers of the Florida Highway Patrol and other included agencies.  As you already know, we have gone many years without raises however we’ve remained vigilant standing our posts, ensuring the safety of the Citizens of Our Great State.

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Bomb_threat_Flagler_court_House_florida_public_employeesHistoric City News: Bomb threat at Flagler Courthouse – occupants evacuated

Historic City News has learned that, according to Paula Priester, public information officer for the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the first bomb threat or evacuation ever to be called in, occurred at the Flagler County courthouse during the middle of the lunch hour today.

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HB_209_Florida_Public_EmployeesSunshine State News:  Emergency Guns Measure Headed to House Floor

The House Judiciary Committee approved the proposal with a 17-1 vote on Thursday despite concerns about who can make the emergency declaration and how long individuals can carry concealed weapons after the order has been issued.

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Fraud_Welfare_Florida_public_EmployeesSun Sentinel:   ‘Aristocrats’ wanted on fraud charges collected welfare while living on yacht

They owned a $1.2 million, 83-foot yacht that was docked in South Florida. They lived in waterfront homes in Minnesota and in Lighthouse Point, Fla., and had $3 million tucked away in various bank accounts.

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FCN_florida_public_EmployeesFCN:  Army Corp of Engineers targets staff reductions on First Coast

The corps, through retirement and early retirement incentives, is looking to trim staff by 188 people over the next two years. That roughly translates into one out of every four positions.

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Huffington_Post_Florida_public_EmployeesHuffington Post: 23 Reasons Florida (Yes, Florida) Is Quite Possibly The Best State In America

…there are many reasons to love the Sunshine State. From our awesome culture, to the amazing food, to the gorgeous scenery, there are plenty of things about Florida that make it just plain awesome. Here are 23 reasons why we still are in love with our oddly-shaped state:

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FPE: March 28, 2014 – Legislative Calendar, Florida Senate And House of Representatives

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