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“Unconstitutional” pension ruling brings support and opposition

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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.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/FP-Pension-McCann.mp3|titles=FP Pension-McCann]

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.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/FP-Pension-Sexton.mp3|titles=FP Pension-Sexton]

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Cameron is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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