Those seeking a government job purely for posh benefits might think twice. New state employees are one step closer to losing their pensions in favor of market-driven 401(k) retirement plans.
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.
Two bills likely to end up in court if they are signed into law are still getting the once over, Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday, and he declined to say definitively that he will sign them, even though he agrees with them in principal.
State employees are getting an early Christmas present from Governor Rick Scott.
Florida Governor Rick Scott said Tuesday that the state shouldn’t follow the lead of Wisconsin and strip away collective bargaining rights from public employees.