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Will Weatherford
Will Weatherford

Will Weatherford

One of Speaker Will WEatherford’s priorities for this legislative session was closing the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan for new employees and requiring them to enter into a 401k type of fund.  Some legislators who voted for Weatherford’s plan found themselves in quite an awkward position.  They themselves are members of the pension plan, receiving better payouts than regular state workers for doing a part time job.  For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below:

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05/17/2013 – Pension vote puts some House Republicans in awkward position

05/01/2013 – Speaker Will Weatherford loses Senate showdown over Florida pensions

 

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