Articles in Category: 'Florida Association of Counties'

By: Dominic Calabro | Posted: October 22, 2012 3:55 AM
While this year provides Florida voters with one of the longest ballots in quite some time, there is only one amendment that Florida TaxWatch has endorsed.
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 16, 2012 3:55 AM
Rick Scott is all about accountability and efficiency in government. Unfortunately, the Medicaid bill on his desk is about neither.
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By: Christopher L. Holley | Posted: March 19, 2012 3:55 AM
Since 2007, Florida's 67 counties have trimmed more than $3 billion from local budgets. Like state government, Florida's local communities have been committed to keeping taxes low and doing more with less.
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: December 29, 2010 4:05 AM
Feeling the heavy pinch of employee pension costs, Florida counties are warning Tallahassee not to balance the faltering fund on their shoulders.

Indian River County Commissioner Peter O'Bryan this month urged the state to bring the Florida Retirement System "more into line with the private sector" by requiring contributions from new hires. Currently, local and state governments fully fund FRS.
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 29, 2010 4:05 AM

If the Florida Legislature is going to make up the $3.5 billion deficit facing the state by reducing spending, Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, thinks elected officials should start by cutting their own benefits.

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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 10, 2010 4:05 AM

Florida senators and state officials Thursday took up where so many of their litigious-minded colleagues left off earlier in the week, taking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to task over its water quality standards.  Those standards are set to be finalized in August 2012.

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