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Florida Senate budget measure would would make public workers pay 3 percent of gross income into retirement listen

03/31/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In Tallahassee the Senate Budget Committee approved a bill that would drastically change public employee retirement plans. Reports, dozens of government employees implored the panel to vote down the bill, which among other things would require them to pay three percent of their gross income into their retirement.

State Senator JD Alexander is a Republican from Lake Wales. He is the grandson of late Florida citrus magnate Ben Hill Griffin. He is great-grandson of former Florida Governor Nap...

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Should Unemployment benefits Be Extended?

11/16/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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The Hill reports this week:

"With lawmakers set to return next week for a lame-duck session, uncertainty is looming over the continuation of emergency unemployment benefits as time is running out before the latest extension expires at the end of November.

"Congressional Democratic leaders have yet to formulate a plan how to proceed with the expiring extension with the debate on the issue expected to take center stage when lawmakers return next week.

"If lawmakers don't act by No...

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