“Unconstitutional” pension ruling brings support and opposition
In a long-awaited ruling, Judge Jackie Fulford today struck down the 3-percent pension charge levied on public employees in the Florida Retirement System prior to last July 1, calling it “Unconstitutional.” Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith spoke with Alachua County Education Association President Karen McCann who says today’s ruling is encouraging for State employees in favor of the ruling.
That was Alachua County Education Association President Karen McCann. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith was also able to speak with Alachua County Spokesman Mark Sexton about the ruling and a possible appeal.
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