House Pushes Scaled-Back Pension ReformHouse leaders are gearing up to take another run at overhauling the pension system for state and county employees in the coming legislative session, potentially by tying the controversial changes to limited tweaks sought by the Senate.
Fla. Speaker Invokes Detroit To Ask For Further Pension ReformFlorida 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.
Fla. Supreme Court Weighing FRS Contributions LegalityThe 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.
Judge Strikes Down 3% Pension Requirement For State WorkersA state judge has struck down a new law that required public employees to contribute 3-percent of their income to their retirement pensions.