Home Teacher News Florida Supreme Court Sides With State In Pension Appeal

"Ultimately, what you're dealing with is taking more money from our compensation," said Megan Allen, a fifth-grade teacher at Shaw Elementary in Tampa
"Ultimately, what you're dealing with is taking more money from our compensation," said Megan Allen, a fifth-grade teacher at Shaw Elementary in Tampa

“Ultimately, what you’re dealing with is taking more money from our compensation,” said Megan Allen, a fifth-grade teacher at Shaw Elementary in Tampa

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In a defeat for law enforcement offices, firefighters, teachers, and other public employees the Florida Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the State’s decision to force employees to contribute 3% of their pay to their pension fund.  This was done not to shore up the pension fund, but to fill a budget hole.  For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below:

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01/17/2013 – Florida Supreme Court upholds law requiring state workers to contribute 3 percent of pay to state pension plan

01/17/2013 – Court sides with state in retirement battle against state workers

03/16/2012 – Appeal of pension law ruling going to Florida Supreme Court

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