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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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.
Your voice is needed to help secure public pensions and protect taxpayers from $21.6 billion of debt. Please contact Senators and ask them to vote YES on SB 1114 (more details below). Your emails to Senators are needed before 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
In the weeks before the 2014 Legislative Session began, a billboard encouraging Florida to secede from the union appeared on Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee, just blocks from the state capitol. In response, the Florida Chamber and ICUF have partnered on the “Succeed Florida!” billboard.
This week, the Florida Legislature took important steps toward ensuring Florida’s students are able to compete in a 21st century global economy by taking positive action on several Florida Chamber-backed education initiatives.
We dread it more than any other day. It has been ranked as one of the top three most stressful days of the year. We collectively spend over $165 billion dollars complying with it. And when you send in your forms, you are one of more than 131 million to be processed. It’s Tax Day.
Lawmakers today voted to secure public pensions and protect taxpayers when they supported two Florida Chamber-backed pension reform bills.
Art Torno, Senior Vice President, Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America for American Airlines, speaks on the wide-reaching importance international trade relationships have to Florida on the latest edition of The Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line.
URGENT: Union opposition groups are working hard to oppose protecting public employee pensions. Your voice is needed to help secure public pensions and protect taxpayers from $21.6 billion of debt.
Tomorrow, a Florida Senate committee can take steps toward clarifying and streamlining the environmental permitting process. SB 1464 by Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby) addresses the multi-layered approval process and areas of overlapping agency duplication.