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Florida’s pension plan for public workers faces a legal showdown in early September before the state’s highest court. On the morning of Sept. 7, the Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case in which the justices will decide the fate of a 2011 legislative decision that required state workers, school employees, county workers and other public employees who participate in the pension fund of more than $120 billion to pay 3 percent … Continue reading
With Republican legislative leaders and the Florida League of Cities already weighing in, Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet officers have asked the state Supreme Court to approve a plan requiring public workers to chip in money to the state pension system. Read more here: http://www.wctv.tv/news/headlines/Florida_Pension_Fight_Heats_Up_in_Supreme_Court_158867625.html?ref=625.
TALLAHASSEE — A Leon County judge was wrong in ruling that Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-ruled Legislature violated the state constitution last year by ordering 3 percent payroll contributions from public employees in the Florida Retirement System, state lawyers said in a new filing with the Florida Supreme Court. Read more here: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/florida-argues-it-had-right-to-take-pension-contri/nPQ6X/.
Governor Rick Scott will continue to challenge the justice system in Florida, and cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. This is the second time that our governor has lobbied the legislators in both Houses and pushed to get the drug testing bill passed. In 2011 and 2012, the governor has signed a bill for random drug testing for state employees, and both times the courts have ruled that the bill is unconstitutional. Read more here: http://www.thewestsidegazette.com/News/Article/Article.asp?NewsID=113517&sID=4&ItemSource=L