In The News Today – November 23, 2015

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FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

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Highland Today: Top 10 employers in Highlands County

Highlands County’s population will likely push over the 100,000 milestone again this year, so Florida Hospital keeps hiring. – See more at: http://www.highlandstoday.com/hi/local-news/top-10-employers-in-highlands-county-20151123/#sthash.3mzAuAKF.dpuf

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FPE / Naples Daily News: Florida Retirement System To Be Targeted Once Again By Republican Legislators

Florida Republicans once again are taking aim at the Florida Retirement System, arguing taxpayers can save billions of dollars by closing the huge public employee pension program to new members and offering them a 401k-style investment plan.

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Panama News Herald:  The New Economy: Feds may change rule on overtime

In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published July 6 in the Federal Register, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would pay overtime to many salaried workers earning less than about $50,440 next year.

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Tallahassee Democrat: Fixing the FSECC: focus on awareness and understanding

Some state officials are calling to abolish the Florida State Employee Charitable Campaign. That’s a mistake and poor public policy.

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KQED: CNN Airs Documentary on Sexual Assault, Despite Legal Threats

A lawyer for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston threatened to sue CNN if it aired the film on Sunday night. It ran as scheduled.

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FCN: Florida Gov. Scott to release budget proposal for 2016

The Republican governor has already announced that some of his top priorities for 2016 include $1 billion in tax cuts and $250 million to lure companies to move to Florida.

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WKMG: Cold blast sends temperatures tumbling in Central Florida

The coldest air of the season blasted Central Florida overnight, with “feels like” temperatures reaching the low 30s in Marion County.

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WPLG: This Week in South Florida: Nov. 22

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Bradenton Herald: Florida lawmakers cry foul over rising property taxes paying for increased education spending

When Gov. Rick Scott rolls out his budget proposal Monday, he’ll talk about spending more money on schools, but some fellow Republicans say he’s not telling taxpayers the whole truth.

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POLITICO: State moves to improve HMO fraud recovery after I.G. report

Florida’s managed care plans, which are now at the heart of the state’s Medicaid program, are not adept at recovering millions of dollars in fraud and abuse, and the state agency charged with regulating HMOs need more training to better uncover insurance fraud.

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