FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
NBC: Gunman’s Wife Gave No Warning to Cops Before Attack, Sources Say
The Orlando gunman’s wife feared he was going to attack a gay nightclub overnight Saturday and pleaded with him not to do anything violent — but failed to warn police after he left, NBC News has learned.
Boston Globe: Fast Forward: Another tragedy in Orlando, duck boat safety
While you were sleeping: You’re going to wish you hadn’t woken up. An alligator grabbed a 2-year-old boy who was wading at the edge of a lagoon at Disney World’s Grand Floridian hotel last night and dragged him away as his father desperately tried to save him.
CBS: Citrus Agency Cuts Staff, Keeps Juice Flowing For Visitors
he Florida Citrus Commission on Tuesday approved a preliminary $20.7 million budget that will eliminate 20 of 46 positions at the Department of Citrus, including 14 that are currently filled. Employees who will lose their jobs are in administration, scientific research and marketing.
Labor Press: South Florida labor leader named newest faculty member at University of Oregon LERC
South Florida labor leader Sherman Henry will join the faculty of University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) this September.
Florida Today: Paterakis arrest debated at Brevard School Board meeting
Paterakis was ejected from a May board meeting after he said the phrase “erect penis” at the speaker’s podium and refused to leave the podium
Denver Post: Chick-fil-A in Orlando opens on Sunday, donates food after nightclub massacre
Chick-fil-A employees in Orlando, Florida were serving food this past Sunday after the massacre at a gay night club, even though the chain is normally closed on Sundays in a nod to the religious beliefs of its founder.
Florida Politics: Jax City Council moves inspector general legislation
As Jacksonville continues to refine its Inspector General position, two bills to that effect highlighted a quiet agenda.
Naples Daily News: Collier school board extends superintendent’s contract, despite some objections
Collier County Public Schools Superintendent Kamela Patton could remain at the helm of the district until 2020, after a vote by school board members to extend her contract by two years.
Sun Sentinel: Officer’s firing was plainly correct
There are people who think the firing of Fort Lauderdale police officer James Wells is an example of political correctness run amok.
WNPR: Gun Stocks Rise in the Wake of Orlando, Florida Shooting
Sturm, Ruger and Co. is among the gun makers to see its stock price surge the day after the Orlando massacre.
News Press: Bondi continues to rack up mistakes
As Tropical Storm Colin churned toward Florida, Attorney General Pam Bondi activated her price-gouging hotline for residents who might get ripped off for emergency supplies and repairs.
TBN Weekly: Pinellas County accepting applications for PERC
The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners is now accepting applications for an appointment to the Public Employee Relations Commission. The appointment term is four years. Meetings are held as needed.
Think Progress: Watch Anderson Cooper Destroy Florida’s Attorney General Over Her LGBT Hypocrisy
On Tuesday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper called Bondi out for her hypocrisy, grilling her about the contradiction between her recent statements and her anti-LGBT rhetoric in defending the state’s marriage ban, when she had claimed in an official court brief that recognizing other state’s same-sex marriages would “impose significant public harm” on Florida.
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