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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Florida Legislature’s redistricting work moves to the courtroom

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers ended months of debate Thursday by passing new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts –┬áthe first step in a legal shootout that could determine congressional and state government control for...
  • Senate passes redistricting maps; Lawsuits to be filed

     
    TALLAHASSEE — After months of debate, the Senate signed off on new political maps that lay out the boundaries for congressional and legislative districts for the next 10 years. But a lawsuit challenging the congressional map is already set to be...
  • Judge strikes down prison privatization plan

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Leon County Circuit judge struck down Florida's plans to privatize 29 prisons in South Florida, one of the biggest government privatization efforts in the country. It was a stunning setback for Boca Raton-based Geo Corp., which...
  • Scott questions way Legislature did privatization

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott told reporters Tuesday that he wasn't sure that major policy changes should appear in the state budget, which is how a major and controversial prison privatization plan for South Florida sprang to life last spring. Last...
  • Former aide to LG Jennifer Carroll arrested

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Associated Press is reporting that a former aide to Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll was arrested for illegally taping a conversation in the office. According to the report, 48-year-old Carletha Cole was arrested by the Leon County...
  • FEA begins court battle over retirement changes

     
    TALLAHASSEE – The 140,000 –member statewide teachers’ union is in Leon County Circuit Court right now arguing that Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature violated a contract with public employees when it substantially changed the state&#...
  • Thursday Morning Reads: The gambling bill, ALFs and Connie Mack

     
    TALLAHASSEE– More than a hundred lobbyists throughout the state's capital city yesterday were waiting on one thing — the destination casino bill. It's finally here and we have stories on that, Connie Mack's decision to enter the U.S. Senate...
  • Scott administration will not appeal prison privatization case

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has decided not to appeal a recent court ruling that knocked down the state's plans to privatize 29 prisons in South Florida, a major setback for companies like Boca Raton-based GEO and Nashville-based Corrections...
  • Thursday Morning Reads: Fla may have a 12th public university

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Happy Thursday and welcome to the work day. Here are five stories you should be reading this morning. * The Orlando Sentinel reports that USF-Polytechnic will become the state's 12th public university. From the story: A branch campus...
  • PBA loses to Teamsters in union election

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Corrections officers across Florida will now be represented in collective bargaining by the Teamsters, choosing the organization over the Police Benevolent Association, which has been their bargaining agent for more than three decades....
  • Tallahassee judge could stop pension overhaul plans

     
    TALLAHASSEE—Public employees facing a 3 percent cut to their take home pay took their first step in the legal process to get a law changing the terms of their retirement overturned. Lawyers representing a group of public employees has asked a Leon...
  • Judge: No injunction in FEA public pension lawsuit

     
    By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — On the eve of government workers being forced to contribute 3 percent of their paychecks to Florida’s pension fund, a Leon County circuit judge late Thursday refused to require the...