Tag: local government

Scott PowersJuly 31, 2017

Two well-connected west Orange County suburban mayors have withdrawn their support for Bobby Olszewski in the upcoming Republican special election primary for House District 44, over his support for term limits for local elections. Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn and Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson announced in an open letter this morning that they are withdrawing their […]

Michael MolineAugust 25, 2016

The state could have saved $218,000 in policing costs alone in a single year by sending low-level juvenile offenders into civil diversion programs instead of arresting them, a government watchdog group said Thursday. Florida TaxWatch said juvenile misdemeanor pre-arrest diversion programs — JPADS in Tallahassee parlance — “are crucial to keeping juveniles from deeper involvement […]

Ryan RayApril 20, 2016

A new study out Wednesday shows serious problems with dozens of city and county pension programs around the state. The LeRoy Collins Institute report, called “The Financial Challenges of Retiree Healthcare Subsidies in Florida Cities and Counties,” showed that out of more than 150 of the largest local governmental pension programs, Eight percent of all […]


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