Florida Education Association
With stroke of a pen, Gov. Rick Scott signed the state’s 2012-2013 budget into law at a St. Johns County elementary school.
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.
A state judge has struck down a new law that required public employees to contribute 3-percent of their income to their retirement pensions.
Florida’s statewide teacher’s union has filed a lawsuit related to the teacher merit pay law passed by the Florida Legislature this year.
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.
It’s a new month, and the start of a new fiscal year for the stare of Florida, and that means changes in the lawbooks. 160 new laws took effect Friday at Midnight, with something for everyone in the state.
When Florida starts its new fiscal year this Friday, 160 new laws will hit the books. Many of those laws, as well as the budget, carry out the conservative governing philosophies of Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the GOP-majority Legislature.
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.
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.
The Florida House and Senate approved a number of bills Monday to expand virtual schools and voucher programs, potentially siphoning more students away from traditional public schools.