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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Ex-felons now have to wait at least five years for civil-rights restoration

     
    By Dara Kam, The Palm Beach Post Convicted felons who have served their sentences and paid restitution must now wait a minimum of five years before applying to have their rights restored, under changes approved by Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet...
  • Siplin blasts ethics bill, defends Sansom, and Senate committee shoots it down

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate committee introduced one ethics proposal Tuesday that would bring more scrutiny to the financial investments of legislators and block them from voting on measures that they could financially benefit from. But with...
  • Gasp! House Republicans whip out controversial elections bill

     
    By Michael Peltier, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With controversial provisions extending no-campaign zones from busy precincts and hefty fines for election supervisors who file late reports, the House Government Operations...
  • Could Florida State host a baseball Regional?

     
    In the eyes of ESPN's Jeremy Mills, Florida State could be getting ready to host yet another baseball regional later this season. The Seminoles, of course, hosted postseason play last season before earning a 20th berth into the College World Series in...
  • Will Muschamp’s stop in Tallahassee highlights friendship with FSU’s Jimbo Fisher

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Will Muschamp gets the appeal of the story. They own a beach house together. They coached on the same staff at more than one school. They're now in charge of the two biggest rival schools in the state of Florida. But as he made a...
  • In state Capitol, the redistricting talk is critical of costs, lack of maps

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers chose to hold their first of 26 redistricting public hearings this summer in the Democratic-leaning capital city Monday, ensuring that both interest-group and left-leaning voices would get heard first. Other than...
  • Hearing on FEA pension contribution challenge set for June 30

     
    The Florida Education Association's request for a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of a new law requiring public employees to contribute 3 percent of salaries to their retirement has been set for 7:30 a.m. on June 30, the day before the bill be...
  • 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...
  • Public workers flooded DROP as pension changes took effect

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Applications to the state's deferred retirement program, known as DROP, spiked leading up July 1, when major changes to the public pension plan took effect. The numbers haven't been tallied yet, but state Department of Management...
  • Amendment sponsor Altman actually agrees with part of FEA suit

     
    Tallahassee- A proposed constitutional amendment regarding public funds being used by religious groups came under attack today when the Florida Education Association sued to block the state from putting the amendment on the ballot, but the amendment...