March 7, 2012

Judge Rules Florida Pension Law Unconstitutional

by Matt Dixon, Florida Morning Blog
JUDGE STRIKES PENSION RULING: Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-ruled Legislature violated the state’s constitutional right to collective bargaining last year when it ordered 3 percent payroll contributions for 655,000 government workers who belong to the Florida Retirement System, a Leon County Circuit judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Jackie Fulford’s ruling blows a $1 billion hole in the state’s current-year budget. Palm Beach Post:

OVERTURN COMING, SCOTT SAYS: Gov. Rick Scott is confident that higher courts will overturn Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford’s decision Tuesday to block the less-than-year-old law to require state employees to contribute 3 percent of their pay toward Florida's pension program. Sunshine State News

BREAKING DOWN PENSION RULING: Tampa Bat Times

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1 comment:

Ratchell Richter said...

O now the Pensions the Constitution speaks of are unconstitutional...does that mean my student loans are null and void to considering they are federal money?