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Senate To Take Up Local Pension Reform Next Week

The Florida Senate on Wednesday is set to consider a bill aimed at shoring up the retirement plans for police officers and firefighters, amid worries over the health of local pension systems.

04/03/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Crisafulli Rules Out State Pension Changes In 2015

The House has abandoned plans to overhaul the state pension plan for public employees, at least for this year, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli said Monday.

03/16/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

House, Senate Leaders Show Signs Of Agreement, Differences

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner entered the legislative session Tuesday with a set of shared priorities — dubbed “Work Plan 2015″ — that includes cutting taxes, crafting a water policy and boosting education spending.

03/03/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

House Passes Pension Bill, Switching Focus To Senate

The debate over the future of state and local pensions pivoted to the Senate on Friday after the House approved a sweeping retirement bill over the objections of Democrats.

04/25/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Pot, Stadiums, Trauma All Trade Bait?

The volume on the fourth floor outside the House and Senate chambers is reaching a crescendo. Lobbyists are jockeying for positions in front of the chamber doors as lawmakers emerge for quick pow-wows. It’s all part of the last-minute frenzy as, in the words of powerful Sen. John Thrasher, “bills are dying.”

04/23/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Pension Bills Now Coming Together

Changes to retirement plans covering hundreds of thousands of public employees started coming together Thursday on both sides of the Capitol, raising the prospects of success on long-stymied issues.

04/10/2014

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Fla. Speaker Invokes Detroit To Ask For Further Pension Reform

Florida Speaker of the House Will Weatherford, along with other legislators, want to continue to change the state’s pension program. Speaker Weatherford on Tuesday went as far as asking voters to support the change to help Florida avoid bankruptcy.

CBS Miami–08/07/2013

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Fla. Supreme Court Weighing FRS Contributions Legality

The Florida Supreme Court sounded skeptical Friday as it considered a legal challenge to a 2011 law that forced public employees to help pay for their pensions.

CBS Miami–09/07/2012

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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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Florida Sees Flood Of New Retirees

In the three months since the legislative session ended, the Florida Retirement System has seen a substantial uptick in the number of new retirees.

CBS4–07/30/2011

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