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Keeping Florida’s pension fund financially healthy won’t be cheap

When lawmakers start examining Florida’s massive state pension system in the 2020 legislative session, the numbers may look daunting.That’s because key retirement officials recently...
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State workers’ union seeks 5 % pay increase; some workers rely on public assistance...

A major state workers’ union says it will be seeking a 5 percent annual pay increase for its employees when it begins negotiations with...

Removed from office: FL sheriffs mum after Israel case; Former AG Butterworth calls it...

The dramatic removal of an elected sheriff by the governor of Florida begs the question of what message this conveys to sheriffs in the...

What could you do with $18-million?

Florida State University Athletic Director David Coburn confirmed Monday that fired FSU football coach Willie Taggart would get a buyout of about $18-million.That's right,...
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Measure to let independent voters participate in Florida primaries moves closer to the 2020...

A group that wants to let voters decide whether to allow “jungle primaries” in Florida is closing in on its goal of collecting enough...

Gov. DeSantis attempting to wash hands of Ukraine scandal figures

Gov. Ron DeSantis insists he is done discussing Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the Rudy Giuliani associates who contributed to his campaign last year...

Florida’s leaders love our environment, but they love money more

Florida’s leaders must hate Florida.Oh, they claim to love the place, rhapsodizing on the beauty of our springs, our lakes, our rivers, our forests,...

Here are some non-obvious tax advantages of Trump’s new Florida domicile

President Trump’s establishment of his personal residency in Florida offers certain tax advantages beyond the state’s obvious lack of a personal income tax, according...

State, federal officials say they’re armed against attacks on 2020 elections – but won’t...

State and federal officials expressed confidence Friday in the countermeasures they’ve erected against cyberattacks on Florida’s 2020 elections – but the state’s top elections...

Chicago teacher strike ends; why can’t Florida teachers strike?

The teacher strike in Chicago has ended, with kids back at school Friday following two weeks of demonstrations and 11 missed school days for...

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