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The Florida Supreme Court ruled today against FEA

posted Jan 17, 2013, 10:44 AM by Susan Marks
The Florida Supreme Court ruled today against FEA and upheld the 3 percent income tax on public employees’ pensions imposed by the leadership of the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. But the members of the Florida Education Association won’t give up the fight to make a better Florida for students, public employees and all working families.

“This is disappointing news for those who work to make Florida a better place,” FEA President Andy Ford said. “Balancing the state budget on the backs of middle-class working families is the wrong approach for legislative leaders and the governor to take. We’re disappointed that the state’s highest court said this approach was legal.”

“I believe our arguments were correct, even if the justices didn’t agree. We still believe that a promise is a promise,” Ford said. “We are more determined than ever to change the face of the Florida Legislature. The next elections in 2014 can turn this decision around.”

Don’t just get angry… Get organized! Let’s mobilize to change the Florida Legislature in 2014!


Here's the link to the opinion

http://www.meyerandbrooks.com/documents/Appeal%20-%20Scott%20vs%20Williams/SC12-520_Order.pdf


Ed Mitchell
Executive Director
United Faculty of Florida
FEA, NEA, AFT, AFL-CIO
850-224-8220 Fax: 850-222-1767
(813) 240-9301 - Cell
Ed.Mitchell@floridaea.org
www.UnitedFacultyofFlorida.org
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