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News-Journal: Pension vote a sign that change is on the way

The outcome of a special election in a South Florida city could be a sign of things to come statewide, as local governments grapple with the rising cost of public employee pensions. On Tuesday, voters in Hollywood approved sweeping changes in the city’s pension benefits for police, firefighters and municipal employees. The referendum questions on […]

PCAN members attend AHCA public hearing on Medicaid

Pharmacy Choice and Access Now (PCAN) members attended the Agency for Health Care Administration’s (AHCA) public hearing on Medicaid managed care today in Coral Gables to ensure that Floridians’ access to quality and affordable health care options is preserved as the state moves to a managed care system. PCAN has already begun work in the State […]

Palm Beach Post: Legislature’s squeeze on counties comes at a price

By Carol Weissert Posted: 7:38 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 Nothing comes without a price. This certainly holds true for state mandates on Florida property taxes. It’s no news that the people of Florida are struggling or that the housing market is far from recovered. But Florida’s many local governments are feeling the strain as well, and cuts in property […]

Gainesville Sun: Property tax cuts are not without costs

Carol Weissert: Property tax cuts are not without costs By Carol Weissert – Special to The Sun Published: Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 6:01 a.m. Nothing comes without a price. This certainly holds true for state mandates on Florida property taxes. It’s no news that the people of Florida are struggling or that the housing […]

Sunshine State News: Education as Fuel for Both Society and the Economy

Sometimes to know where you are, and maybe where you might be headed, it is good to look back at where you have been. All too often we tend to ignore past experiences. Perhaps we do this because they remind us of what we have failed to accomplish, fix, adjust, or improve, or maybe just […]

Tampa Tribune: The GI Bill, a Yellow Ribbon and helping our troops adjust to the workforce

As our troops return home as a result of the proposed winding down of our presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, they must be wondering what might be in store for them. Many of our service men and women joined the military directly out of high school and have not had the chance to pursue a […]

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Save the mortgage interest deduction

In these uncertain economic times, we all know Florida’s real estate market has been hit exceptionally hard. While our state has recently seen a decline in foreclosures, the South Florida community continues to feel the repercussions of a weak housing market. For Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, our nation’s housing policies are top priority. […]

Gainesville Sun: Is Florida ready for the hurricane season?

While next month is considered the most active time of year with regard to hurricane season, it’s the month of August that produced two of the most devastating storms our state has ever been exposed to; hurricanes Andrew and Charley. Although it’s been 19 years since Andrew made landfall in South Florida and seven since […]

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