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The Florida Senate Set to Vote on Pension Reform

April 22, 2014 |

Today, the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee took important steps to secure public pensions and protect taxpayers by passing SB 1114- a bill projected to bring $26 billion in savings to the FRS system over 30 years. Thank you for your calls to your Senators urging them to support pension reform.

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Scorecard Stat: It Starts Early…Really Early

April 21, 2014 |

In Florida, slightly more than one quarter of high school seniors do not graduate, translating to almost 50,000 students who do not receive a high school diploma each year. Now consider this: 75 percent of state prison inmates are high school dropouts and the economic costs in the areas of wages, taxable income, welfare and incarceration range from $320 – $350 billion every year – a tangible economic drain on businesses and job creators across the United States.

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Florida Leads Nation in New Job Creation

April 18, 2014 | |

“Florida’s economic turnaround continued in March, with significant growth in private-sector jobs, high job demand, and an increasing employment reflecting renewed confidence among job seekers,” Jesse Panuccio, executive director of the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity, said in a statement. “These positive trends are the result of sound economic policy in Florida.”

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Florida Chamber of Commerce & ICUF Billboard: Florida Should Continue to “Succeed” not “Secede”

April 16, 2014 |

While Washington remains stuck in neutral, Florida continues leading as a national model for economic growth, job creation and academic achievement – the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) said today. This shared message – “Succeed Florida!” – proudly appears on a Tallahassee billboard, and debunks another area billboard message encouraging Florida to secede from the union.

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