Former Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin was in court Monday to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges, instead of felony charges. The more serious charges were dropped due to Wasserman-Rubin’s deteriorating health.
Legislators in the Florida House are set to pass a bill to end traditional guaranteed pensions for future state and county employees along with teachers.
A House panel will begin consideration of a proposal that will change the state’s retirement system and end guaranteed pensions for new teachers and state and county employees.
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.
The battle over a requirement that members of the Florida state employees pension fund pay a 3 percent contribution is far from over. The Florida Supreme Court will consider the ruling by a circuit court judge invalidating the contribution, bypassing the court of appeals.
Gov. Rick Scott and Republicans in the Legislature are still unhappy with a judge’s decision to strike down last year’s pension overhaul, with the Senate budget chief declining to rule out defying a court order to repay state employees.
A state judge has struck down a new law that required public employees to contribute 3-percent of their income to their retirement pensions.
There was Rick Scott who took over the Florida Governor’s office, the end of the space shuttle program and of course, the Gulf oil spill. Which story do you think made the number one spot as Florida’s top story of the year?
The city of Miami must close a $62 million deficit in the 2012 budget. The first of two public hearings is set for Thursday night and city leaders hope agreements reached with three of four unions may help bring the city closer to a balanced budget.
As the economy continues to sputter, city and state governments are turning against their own workers to make up the financial shortfall. The latest cuts are targeting pension plans which have pushed some cities to the brink of financial ruin.