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Fla. Supreme Court Upholds Forced Contribution To State Pension Plan

The Florida Supreme Court voted Thursday to uphold a law requiring public employees to contribute three percent of their income to the state’s pension plan.

CBS Miami–01/17/2013

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Florida’s Teacher Evaluation Plan Under Fire

Florida’s statewide teacher evaluation system is under fire once again.

CBS4–11/20/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Group Forms To Support Repeal Ban On Public Funding Of Churches

A new group called “Yes on 8 Campaign” has formed to support a repeal of Florida’s ban on public funding of churches and other religious organizations.

CBS4–04/06/2012

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Judge Strikes Down 3% Pension Requirement For State Workers

A state judge has struck down a new law that required public employees to contribute 3-percent of their income to their retirement pensions.

CBS4–03/06/2012

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Fla. Teacher’s Union Files Lawsuit On Merit Pay

Florida’s statewide teacher’s union has filed a lawsuit related to the teacher merit pay law passed by the Florida Legislature this year.

09/14/2011

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Unions Challenge School Voucher Expansion

The Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit against the state over a proposed 2012 state constitutional amendment that would repeal the state’s ban on giving taxpayer money to aid churches and other religious organizations.

CBS4–07/20/2011

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Judge Backs State In Gov’t Worker Pension Fight

Starting Friday, Florida state government workers will have to contribute 3% of their paycheck to their pension fund, despite a court battle on the change which is just getting started. Late Thursday night, a judge blocked efforts to force the state to put aside money to pay that 3% while the battle moves through the court system,

07/01/2011

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Signs Pension Bill In Spite Of Lawsuit

Despite a lawsuit from the Florida Education Association and countless other public worker unions, Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 2100 into law, meaning all government employees to contribute 3 percent of their salaries to the Florida Retirement System.

CBS4–06/23/2011

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BTU Joins Suit To Stop Forced Retirement Contributions

The Florida Education Association has sued the state to block a new requirement forcing government workers to contribute 3 percent of their salaries to their retirement funds, according to the News Service of Florida.

CBS4–06/20/2011

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