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Why the Pa. teachers’ pension fund is buying fruit orchards in Florida and nut farms on the West Coast - Philly.com
Why the Pa. teachers’ pension fund is buying fruit orchards in Florida and nut farms on the West Coast  Philly.com

One of the biggest mysteries is the group of properties the pension fund is buying in Harrisburg, not a real estate hot spot. Officials won't discuss their plans for ...


Posted on Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:25:10 GMT



Julie Jason: Mapping out a road to retirement - The Mercury News
Julie Jason: Mapping out a road to retirement  The Mercury News

Julie Jason: Mapping out a road to retirement. Investing in retirement is a lot different from buying stocks and bonds and mutual funds when you are in your 30s ...


Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMT



Will Retirement Migration to Fla. From NJ Ever End? - Newsmax
Will Retirement Migration to Fla. From NJ Ever End?  Newsmax

New Jersey has become a case study for financial disaster (forgive the cynical language, but you try to define the N.J. balance sheet and budget in one word).


Posted on Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:53:00 GMT



The nation’s largest private prisons operator is based in Florida. And profits are up - Bradenton Herald
The nation’s largest private prisons operator is based in Florida. And profits are up  Bradenton Herald

Boca Raton-based The Geo Group is the nation's largest operator of private prisons. The Trump Administration's immigration policies have been a boon to ...


Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:05:00 GMT



Joe Henderson: Election Day draws near in Tampa mayoral race - Florida Politics
Joe Henderson: Election Day draws near in Tampa mayoral race  Florida Politics

The costliest and nastiest (from one side, anyway) Tampa mayoral election anyone can remember comes to a merciful close on Tuesday. That's when voters ...


Posted on Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:35:59 GMT



From moon shots to assassination, Russ Ward was there - The Florida Times-Union
From moon shots to assassination, Russ Ward was there  The Florida Times-Union

92-year-old Russ Ward of Bradenton looks back on 34 years as the voice of NBC Radio Network.


Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:38:43 GMT



Malcolm Berko: Illinois municipals are loaded with risk - Business - GoErie.com
Malcolm Berko: Illinois municipals are loaded with risk - Business  GoErie.com

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm thinking of buying $50000 of high-yield Illinois municipals where I can get 8 percent to 10 percent. How could Illinois' deficit become so large ...


Posted on Sun, 21 Apr 2019 07:00:41 GMT



New Bill Targets Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans - Florida Newswire
New Bill Targets Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans  Florida Newswire

ATLANTA, Ga., Apr 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Independent, full- *service* employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) ...


Posted on Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:08:00 GMT



Teacher Minimum Wage Increase Brings Concern And Questions From Local Lawmakers - WLDS-WEAI News
Teacher Minimum Wage Increase Brings Concern And Questions From Local Lawmakers  WLDS-WEAI News

Illinois state lawmakers are once again trying to increase the teacher's minimum wage to $40,000 per year. A local state representative and superintendent offer ...


Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:10:46 GMT



Audit: Florida's pension system earns 8.9 % on investments, problems lurk ahead - Tallahassee.com
Audit: Florida's pension system earns 8.9 % on investments, problems lurk ahead  Tallahassee.com

The key to understanding the health of a pension plan is a figure called unfunded liability. FRS is at 83 percent and has $161 billion in investments.


Posted on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Police chief routed his pay through a Realtor. He’s accused of gaming pension system - Miami Herald
Police chief routed his pay through a Realtor. He’s accused of gaming pension system  Miami Herald

North Bay Village police chief turned interim manager Lewis Velken was paid through a Realtor. Now he's being investigated by the Florida Retirement System ...


Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Report: ‘True cost of government’ has state $11.6 billion in the red - Watchdog.org
Report: ‘True cost of government’ has state $11.6 billion in the red  Watchdog.org

Florida lawmakers are using an accounting tweak to defer payments on $20 billion in pension debt, a maneuver that not only hides the “true cost of government” ...


Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Florida Retirement System returns 8.98%, above its benchmark - Pensions & Investments
Florida Retirement System returns 8.98%, above its benchmark  Pensions & Investments

Florida Retirement System returned a net 8.98% for the fiscal year ended June 30, 76 basis points above its primary benchmark.


Posted on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Florida pension fund joins call for gun makers, dealers to embrace safety - Orlando Sentinel
Florida pension fund joins call for gun makers, dealers to embrace safety  Orlando Sentinel

Florida has joined a coalition of major pension funds and investment companies that have adopted a set of principles aimed at encouraging gun manufacturers ...


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



More Research Needed to Understand PTSD-Related Injuries - In Public Safety
More Research Needed to Understand PTSD-Related Injuries  In Public Safety

More research is needed to illustrate why first responders suffering from PTSD-related injuries must qualify under workers' compensation and pension plans.


Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:45:00 GMT



Rick Scott Invested in the Same Financial Firms As Florida's Pension System - MAPLight.org
Rick Scott Invested in the Same Financial Firms As Florida's Pension System  MAPLight.org

Florida Governor Rick Scott during a visit to the Florida Department of Transportation in August 2018. Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images. Florida Gov.


Posted on Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



State pension fund keeps positive growth trend - Jacksonville Business Journal
State pension fund keeps positive growth trend  Jacksonville Business Journal

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's $160.4 billion state pension fund showed a preliminary return of 8.99 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, marking the ninth ...


Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Florida Retirement System Audit Forecasts Diminishing Future Returns - Chief Investment Officer
Florida Retirement System Audit Forecasts Diminishing Future Returns  Chief Investment Officer

The Florida Retirement System performed well in 2018, but despite that, the reported figures suggest there are some choppy waters ahead. The pension fund ...


Posted on Mon, 07 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Florida Handed $200 Million to Rick Scott Donor Amid Massive Contribution to Scott’s Super PAC - The Intercept
Florida Handed $200 Million to Rick Scott Donor Amid Massive Contribution to Scott’s Super PAC  The Intercept

A Florida state agency invested $200 million with a massive Wall Street private equity firm one week after the firm's CEO donated to a super PAC run by Florida ...


Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Florida's pension fund keeps positive streak alive for ninth straight year - Orlando Weekly
Florida's pension fund keeps positive streak alive for ninth straight year  Orlando Weekly

Florida's $160.4 billion state pension fund showed a preliminary return of 8.99 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, marking the ninth straight...


Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Florida Pension Fund Will Keep Gun Investments but Urge Manufacturers to Act Responsibly - Sunshine State News
Florida Pension Fund Will Keep Gun Investments but Urge Manufacturers to Act Responsibly  Sunshine State News

Florida has joined a coalition of major pension funds and investment companies that have adopted a set of principles aimed at encouraging gun manufacturers ...


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt - CNYcentral.com
Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt  CNYcentral.com

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ...


Posted on Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:34:00 GMT



Lawmaker trying to block ‘derelict’ Parkland deputy Scot Peterson’s pension says he wants ‘accountability’ - Sun Sentinel
Lawmaker trying to block ‘derelict’ Parkland deputy Scot Peterson’s pension says he wants ‘accountability’  Sun Sentinel

A Florida state legislator's effort to terminate the pension of Scott Peterson could run into significant constitutional problems. Peterson is the former Broward ...


Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Capital City Bank Group, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2019 Results - Nasdaq
Capital City Bank Group, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2019 Results  Nasdaq

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 22, 2019-- Capital City Bank Group, Inc. today reported net income of $6.4 million, or $0.38 per diluted share for the.


Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMT



Can I afford retirement in Florida? Here's the budget breakdown - Business Insider
Can I afford retirement in Florida? Here's the budget breakdown  Business Insider

Dreaming of a Florida retirement? We talked to a certified financial planner based in Florida to find out just how much money you need have saved in your ...


Posted on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis - The Indian Express
The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis  The Indian Express

Civil suits filed by three states accuse pharmaceutical distributors of flooding the country with opioids while devising systems to evade regulators.


Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 06:30:09 GMT



President Trump attends Easter service following slew of tweets - CNYcentral.com
President Trump attends Easter service following slew of tweets  CNYcentral.com

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Easter morning offered condolences to the people of Sri Lanka, continued his attacks on special counsel ...


Posted on Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:42:00 GMT



Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes will walk away with almost $130,000 a year in pensions - Sun Sentinel
Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes will walk away with almost $130,000 a year in pensions  Sun Sentinel

Almost $11,000 a month. That's what Brenda Snipes will be receiving in pension benefits when she resigns in January as the Broward County Supervisor of ...


Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Florida pension investments flow to Russian companies targeted by Trump administration - Politico
Florida pension investments flow to Russian companies targeted by Trump administration  Politico

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's massive public pension fund includes $160 million invested in Russian companies sanctioned this year by the Trump administration ...


Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Pension reform results show no surprises so far - The Florida Times-Union
Pension reform results show no surprises so far  The Florida Times-Union

Two years into Jacksonville's pension overhaul, the financial results are tracking what was expected for the Police and Fire Pension Fund, according to a report ...


Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Florida pension fund sues Oracle for defrauding investors on cloud sales growth - Pensions & Investments
Florida pension fund sues Oracle for defrauding investors on cloud sales growth  Pensions & Investments

Oracle Corp. is named in a lawsuit alleging the company's executives lied to shareholders when they explained why cloud sales were growing.


Posted on Mon, 13 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Full text of Florida House bill to strip retired deputy Scot Peterson of retirement benefits - Sun Sentinel
Full text of Florida House bill to strip retired deputy Scot Peterson of retirement benefits  Sun Sentinel

Read the full text of the bill proposed by Florida Rep. Spencer Roach, R-North Fort Myers, to strip retired school resource officer Scot Peterson of his $8700 ...


Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Florida Retirement System - Yahoo Finance UK
Florida Retirement System  Yahoo Finance UK

The Florida Retirement System (FRS) is an extremely inclusive program that, for the most part, doesn't require small sects of employees to enroll in specific ...


Posted on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Apollo Draws Fury From Small-Time Investors Who Lost Everything - Bloomberg
Apollo Draws Fury From Small-Time Investors Who Lost Everything  Bloomberg

The opportunity was tantalizing: invest alongside the mighty Apollo Global Management LLC.


Posted on Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:00:00 GMT



The Dangerous Consequence Of Cutting Public Safety Pensions - Forbes
The Dangerous Consequence Of Cutting Public Safety Pensions  Forbes

The Town of Palm Beach is a cautionary tale for employers considering changes to retirement benefits, especially for public safety workers. Their short-sighted ...


Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Florida State Pension Fund Returns 8.99% - Chief Investment Officer
Florida State Pension Fund Returns 8.99%  Chief Investment Officer

Florida's State Board of Administration (SBA) reported that its $160.4 billion state pension fund earned a “very” preliminary return of 8.99% for fiscal-year 2018 ...


Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Taking away Scot Peterson's pension unconstitutional, attorney says; mayor seeks Broward's support for effort - Sun Sentinel
Taking away Scot Peterson's pension unconstitutional, attorney says; mayor seeks Broward's support for effort  Sun Sentinel

Broward Mayor Mark Bogen wanted commissioners to support state legislation that would strip former School Resource Officer Scot Peterson of his pension ...


Posted on Tue, 05 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Departing Broward election official Brenda Snipes stands to receive $130G in pensions: reports - Fox News
Departing Broward election official Brenda Snipes stands to receive $130G in pensions: reports  Fox News

Brenda Snipes, the elections supervisor for Broward County, Fla., who resigned after coming under scrutiny for the way her office handled vote counting during ...


Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Florida Pensions Investigate Potential Discriminatory Behavior by Airbnb - Chief Investment Officer
Florida Pensions Investigate Potential Discriminatory Behavior by Airbnb  Chief Investment Officer

The Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) initiated a 90-day review period of Airbnb concerning allegations from the state's governor, members of ...


Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Investment advisor ordered to pay $1.6 million after 25 years of pension fund fraud - Miami Herald
Investment advisor ordered to pay $1.6 million after 25 years of pension fund fraud  Miami Herald

A Palm Beach County investment advisor, insurance salesman and now convicted felon just learned he owes $1.6 million in restitution to the nonprofit ...


Posted on Tue, 05 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



2 Florida pension funds nix commitments to buyout fund over fiduciary issue - Pensions & Investments
2 Florida pension funds nix commitments to buyout fund over fiduciary issue  Pensions & Investments

Two Orlando, Fla., pension funds reversed their decisions to make commitments totaling $20 million to middle-market buyout fund Windjammer Senior Equity ...


Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Hurricane Maria Delivered the Injury to Puerto Rico, But New Tax on Foreign IP Delivered the Insult - IPWatchdog.com
Hurricane Maria Delivered the Injury to Puerto Rico, But New Tax on Foreign IP Delivered the Insult  IPWatchdog.com

The year 2017 proved to be a difficult one for the territory of Puerto Rico. Even before Hurricane Maria hit, the island was in trouble, but after Maria, a tax bill ...


Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:15:33 GMT



14 States That Won’t Tax Your Pension - Kiplinger's Personal Finance
14 States That Won’t Tax Your Pension  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Most states tax at least a portion of income from private-sector defined benefit plans. Your state might have a pension exclusion, but chances are it's limited ...


Posted on Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



North Bay Village manager resigns amid allegations of gaming the state-run pension - Miami Herald
North Bay Village manager resigns amid allegations of gaming the state-run pension  Miami Herald

North Bay Village interim manager Lewis Velken resigned amid allegations he broke the rules of the Florida Retirement System, a state-run pension he received ...


Posted on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Hollywood cut pension benefits in 2011. Eight years later, they're being restored. - Sun Sentinel
Hollywood cut pension benefits in 2011. Eight years later, they're being restored.  Sun Sentinel

Hollywood slashed pension benefits to firefighters in 2011 in the face of a $38 million budget gap. On Wednesday, some of those benefits were restored.


Posted on Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Broward County Pension Recount - The Wall Street Journal
Broward County Pension Recount  The Wall Street Journal

In south Florida, a new battle over elections supervisor Brenda Snipes and the size of her exit package.


Posted on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



7 Best Places in the US to Retire on A Federal Pension - FedSmith.com
7 Best Places in the US to Retire on A Federal Pension  FedSmith.com

A federal pension provides some financial security in a retirement world increasingly riddled with uncertainty. But it also means living on a fixed income. Whether ...


Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



12 States That Won't Tax Your Retirement Income - Kiplinger's Personal Finance
12 States That Won't Tax Your Retirement Income  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

States that completely exempt the most common types of retirement income -- 401(k)s, IRAs and pensions -- from taxation can be attractive to retirees. See the ...


Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



The states where pensions are safe — and where they’re in trouble - MarketWatch
The states where pensions are safe — and where they’re in trouble  MarketWatch

Kentucky's public pension, which was at risk of benefit cuts, may be saved.


Posted on Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Is My Pension Safe? - The Motley Fool
Is My Pension Safe?  The Motley Fool

Wondering how long you can rely on those pension checks to keep coming? Here's what you can do to see how sustainable your pension plan really is.


Posted on Mon, 28 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Parkland school cop Scot Peterson gets $8,702 a month in pension - Sun Sentinel
Parkland school cop Scot Peterson gets $8,702 a month in pension  Sun Sentinel

Scot Peterson, the sheriff's deputy vilified for failing to confront the Parkland school shooter, has begun receiving a state pension of $8,702.35 a month. Peterson ...


Posted on Thu, 17 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Joe Gruters, Spencer Roach look to deny Parkland cop his pension - Florida Politics
Joe Gruters, Spencer Roach look to deny Parkland cop his pension  Florida Politics

Former Broward County Deputy Scot Petersen gave up his job and lost a career-long reputation after the Parkland school shooting. Now, he may also lose his ...


Posted on Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Daily News and chat: Maple Leafs return to Toronto with series tied - Pension Plan Puppets
Daily News and chat: Maple Leafs return to Toronto with series tied  Pension Plan Puppets

Nazem Kadri's possible suspension is the big news after the Leafs 4-1 loss to the Bruins.


Posted on Sun, 14 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMT



Why taking gun stocks out of the Florida teachers pension is not simple - The Washington Post
Why taking gun stocks out of the Florida teachers pension is not simple  The Washington Post

When the president of the Florida teachers union suggested the state pension fund divest itself of shares in the company that manufactures the assault rifle used ...


Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Questions about pension payouts — which option is the best? - Florida Today
Questions about pension payouts — which option is the best?  Florida Today

QUESTION: I have a pension plan that offers lump sum, single life, 10-year term certain, or joint survivor income. My wife and I are unsure of which option to ...


Posted on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Bill goes after Scot Peterson's retirement benefits - Florida Politics
Bill goes after Scot Peterson's retirement benefits  Florida Politics

Accusing former Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson of neglect during last year's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a House ...


Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Florida counties, schools face higher state pension contributions - Orlando Sentinel
Florida counties, schools face higher state pension contributions  Orlando Sentinel

Florida counties will have to contribute an additional $66 million to the state pension fund in the new budget year, according to legislation that has started ...


Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Form 8-K CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP For: Apr 22 - StreetInsider.com
Form 8-K CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP For: Apr 22  StreetInsider.com

UNITED STATES. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. WASHINGTON, DC 20549. FORM 8-K. CURRENT REPORT. Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) ...


Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:29:00 GMT



Want to know what your neighbor's state pension is? Now there's a way - The CT Mirror
Want to know what your neighbor's state pension is? Now there's a way  The CT Mirror

Out of the $2 billion in pension payments Connecticut will make this year, the average is $38,212 and the largest is more than $322,000 for a retired University of ...


Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Scot Peterson's plump pension isn't unusual at sheriff's office - Broward Politics
Scot Peterson's plump pension isn't unusual at sheriff's office  Broward Politics

Broward Sheriff's employees are beefing up their pensions by piling on overtime – some amounting to more than $100,000 a year. The payments became an ...


Posted on Sat, 19 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Follow the Money in Florida: 34,873 Public Employees with $100,000+ Salaries Cost Taxpayers $5.5B - Forbes
Follow the Money in Florida: 34,873 Public Employees with $100,000+ Salaries Cost Taxpayers $5.5B  Forbes

When our team of auditors at OpenTheBooks.com reviewed the most highly compensated employees at every level of government in Florida, we found more ...


Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



37 States That Don't Tax Social Security Benefits - The Motley Fool
37 States That Don't Tax Social Security Benefits  The Motley Fool

Are you going to have to pay taxes on your retirement income? The answer to this depends where you live and what sources of income you have.


Posted on Sat, 04 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



States are suing opioid manufacturers but their pension funds embrace them - Pensions & Investments
States are suing opioid manufacturers but their pension funds embrace them  Pensions & Investments

Pension funds historically have take stances against firearms and tobacco, but when it comes to the opioid crisis, many are standing pat.


Posted on Fri, 08 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



5 Reasons Retirees Should Love Florida and 1 Reason They Won't - Motley Fool
5 Reasons Retirees Should Love Florida and 1 Reason They Won't  Motley Fool

It's easy to see why the Sunshine State attracts so many seniors, but it does have one glaring flaw.


Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



FTSE 100 Pensions' Bond Allocation Nearly Doubles in Decade - Chief Investment Officer
FTSE 100 Pensions' Bond Allocation Nearly Doubles in Decade  Chief Investment Officer

The aggregate deficit of the defined benefit pension plans of the FTSE 100 companies fell by £36 billion ($47.1 billion) for the fiscal year that ended June 30, ...


Posted on Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Planning for retirement? You'll be best-prepared to save in Collier County, study shows - Naples Daily News
Planning for retirement? You'll be best-prepared to save in Collier County, study shows  Naples Daily News

According to a recent study by SmartAsset, Collier ranks 8th in the state on a list of places where people are on track to save for retirement.


Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Public plans surf wave of reforms in aftermath of crisis - Pensions & Investments
Public plans surf wave of reforms in aftermath of crisis  Pensions & Investments

The recession triggered an unprecedented number and magnitude of public pension reforms that offer lessons and cautions for future efforts.


Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Florida Teachers' Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun - Bloomberg
Florida Teachers' Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun  Bloomberg

American Outdoor made the AR-15 used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school last week. The fund owned more than $500000 of its stock.


Posted on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Legislators break with Lamont, pitch tax hike on wealthiest - The CT Mirror
Legislators break with Lamont, pitch tax hike on wealthiest  The CT Mirror

State Rep. Jason Rojas, D-East Hartford. {Updated at 3:45 p.m. with additional comments from Gov. Ned Lamont's spokeswoman Maribel La Luz.} Democratic ...


Posted on Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:55:27 GMT



8 Places to Retire in Florida | On Retirement - U.S. News & World Report
8 Places to Retire in Florida | On Retirement  U.S. News & World Report

Florida has all the trappings for a great retirement: top-rated beaches, a warm climate, a low cost of living and endless entertainment for people of all ages.


Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Broward Teachers: Divest Our Pensions From Gun Makers - WLRN
Broward Teachers: Divest Our Pensions From Gun Makers  WLRN

Broward County teachers want their retirement money out of companies that make guns.


Posted on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Feud over pay cuts nears end as Hollywood makes peace with its cops - Sun Sentinel
Feud over pay cuts nears end as Hollywood makes peace with its cops  Sun Sentinel

A deep wound felt by Hollywood's police officers eight years ago in the form of slashed pay and severe pension cuts is on the verge of being healed.


Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Florida educators urge removal of firearms stock from teacher pension plans - Orlando Weekly
Florida educators urge removal of firearms stock from teacher pension plans  Orlando Weekly

While teachers and students in Florida debate the state government on gun control, it seems educators may be more involved with the manufacturing of the...


Posted on Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT



State Public Pension Funds' Investment Practices and Performance: 2016 Data Update - The Pew Charitable Trusts
State Public Pension Funds' Investment Practices and Performance: 2016 Data Update  The Pew Charitable Trusts

State and local public retirement systems held $3.8 trillion in assets in 2016, the most recent year for which comprehensive data are available. With the ...


Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Can You Afford Retirement in Florida? 5 Things to Know at Your 60s - Miami's Community Newspapers
Can You Afford Retirement in Florida? 5 Things to Know at Your 60s  Miami's Community Newspapers

Retirement is something that we all positively look forward to. A life with less worries, no work, just full of relaxation and chilling. Drinking beer or coffee on a ...


Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Teacher, Firefighter, Police and Other Retirement Funds Flow Into Sanctioned Russian Companies - Rolling Stone
Teacher, Firefighter, Police and Other Retirement Funds Flow Into Sanctioned Russian Companies  Rolling Stone

For years, a river of American wealth has flowed into Russia — money from virtually every corner of the U.S. financial world. Public pensions, hedge funds, ...


Posted on Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Nate Monroe: Police, fire pension debt tops $2 billion, risks of reform plan are clear - The Florida Times-Union
Nate Monroe: Police, fire pension debt tops $2 billion, risks of reform plan are clear  The Florida Times-Union

COMMENTARY | Jacksonville City Hall's debt to the troubled Police and Fire Pension Fund has climbed over $2 billion, its highest level ever and a cost burden ...


Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



How will his 'Process' work when Alabama coach Nick Saban can't? - AL.com
How will his 'Process' work when Alabama coach Nick Saban can't?  AL.com

It's not about how long Saban can coach. It's about how long he can do it well.


Posted on Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:58:00 GMT



Scott suspends Broward's controversial election chief before she can quit early - POLITICO
Scott suspends Broward's controversial election chief before she can quit early  POLITICO

MIAMI — Before she could retire early in January, Gov. Rick Scott decided Friday to suspend Brenda Snipes, Broward County's troubled election supervisor, ...


Posted on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



These are the best and worst states for retirement - Bankrate.com
These are the best and worst states for retirement  Bankrate.com

South Dakota is the best state for retirement, according to a new Bankrate study, followed by Utah, Idaho, New Hampshire and Florida. New York, meanwhile ...


Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Rick Scott: Time to End Congressional Pensions and Have Term Limits | - Florida Daily
Rick Scott: Time to End Congressional Pensions and Have Term Limits |  Florida Daily

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is pushing a proposal to end congressional pensions. Scott joined with U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., to unveil the “End Pensions in ...


Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Employers struggle to fill jobs paying $75,000 a year with benefits, pension - Fox Business
Employers struggle to fill jobs paying $75,000 a year with benefits, pension  Fox Business

Employers in southern Florida are having a difficult time finding enough skilled labor to fill the influx of construction jobs in the area.


Posted on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Pensacola wants to put retired police officers back to work - Pensacola News Journal
Pensacola wants to put retired police officers back to work  Pensacola News Journal

The Pensacola City Council is set to vote Thursday on an ordinance that will allow retired police officers to come back and work on a part-time basis.


Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



11 Best States to Retire on a Fixed Income - TheStreet
11 Best States to Retire on a Fixed Income  TheStreet

There's an interesting geographical trend developing in the U.S. retirement market, as the gap widens between the best states to retire on a fixed income and the ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Revived Pension Reform Package Begins Advancing In Florida House - WFSU
Revived Pension Reform Package Begins Advancing In Florida House  WFSU

Florida House Republicans are back at it again. They've revived an effort to make changes to Florida's Retirement System.


Posted on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT



Saudi Oil Giant Wants Former North Carolina Official to Run Its Retirement Money - Wall Street Journal
Saudi Oil Giant Wants Former North Carolina Official to Run Its Retirement Money  Wall Street Journal

Saudi Arabia's state oil company is turning to a former North Carolina state pension executive to manage its retirement money at a time when U.S. ties to the ...


Posted on Sun, 28 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Investing When You Have a Large Pension - Florida Today
Investing When You Have a Large Pension  Florida Today

QUESTION: If I am retiring with a nice pension, does that affect how I should invest my liquid funds? Podnos: Some families are fortunate in having a large ...


Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Pensions Beat Expectations for 2nd Straight Year - Governing
Pensions Beat Expectations for 2nd Straight Year  Governing

It's been another good year for public pension investment returns. But the gains won't make a big difference in their overall fiscal health.


Posted on Wed, 08 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



OPS's $771 million pension shortfall a product of 'mind-boggling' mistakes, World-Herald investigation shows - Omaha World-Herald
OPS's $771 million pension shortfall a product of 'mind-boggling' mistakes, World-Herald investigation shows  Omaha World-Herald

As the nation fell deep into the Great Recession in 2008, Omaha's Warren Buffett urged calm, assuring Americans that blue-chip companies' plunging stocks ...


Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Projected pension returns could be too rosy, report says - Orlando Sentinel
Projected pension returns could be too rosy, report says  Orlando Sentinel

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's $144 billion pension fund is relying on a projected investment return that independent financial consultants say is too optimis.


Posted on Thu, 05 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Florida's Russia investments — Scott's $10.7 million quarter — Gun woes drag on for Putnam — 'Trade War' come home — Matt Sedensky gets married - Politico
Florida's Russia investments — Scott's $10.7 million quarter — Gun woes drag on for Putnam — 'Trade War' come home — Matt Sedensky gets married  Politico

By Marc Caputo (mcaputo@politico.com; @MarcACaputo) and Matt Dixon (mdixon@politico.com; @Mdixon55), with Emily Goldberg (egoldberg@politico.com; ...


Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Florida teachers’ pension fund is invested in guns. Here’s how many shares it holds - Bradenton Herald
Florida teachers’ pension fund is invested in guns. Here’s how many shares it holds  Bradenton Herald

Even as Florida teachers work to protect their students from gun violence, many may be unaware that they have a personal stake in firearms themselves.


Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Investment firms winning Florida pension business fund Rick Scott’s political committee - Tampabay.com
Investment firms winning Florida pension business fund Rick Scott’s political committee  Tampabay.com

From a new report by the highly regarded campaign finance watchdog group Maplight: …Scott, a Republican, began chairing the New Republican PAC in May ...


Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Brevard school teachers worse off than when I retired eight years ago | Opinion - Florida Today
Brevard school teachers worse off than when I retired eight years ago | Opinion  Florida Today

The State of Florida and Brevard Public Schools are reporting a major classroom teacher shortage this year — some 4,000 unfilled positions statewide.


Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Frontier completes sales-leaseback of its downtown Tampa real estate - Tampa Bay Business Journal
Frontier completes sales-leaseback of its downtown Tampa real estate  Tampa Bay Business Journal

Frontier Communications Corp. has transferred ownership of an office building in downtown Tampa to its pension fund. The pension fund paid $29.3 million for ...


Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Many Pensions and Endowments Are Exposed to Hurricane Michael - The Wall Street Journal
Many Pensions and Endowments Are Exposed to Hurricane Michael  The Wall Street Journal

Pension funds, endowments, wealthy families and other large investors could be on the hook for a portion of damages caused by Hurricane Michael, which ...


Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Investors With $4.8 Trillion Push Gun Industry for Reform - Bloomberg
Investors With $4.8 Trillion Push Gun Industry for Reform  Bloomberg

Investors and money managers with more than $4.8 trillion in assets are banding together for the first time to pressure gun manufacturers and sellers to make ...


Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



State Pensions Fought Guns and Tobacco. Why Aren’t They Divesting From Opioids? - Bloomberg
State Pensions Fought Guns and Tobacco. Why Aren’t They Divesting From Opioids?  Bloomberg

State pension funds have historically taken stands against controversial industries, like firearms and tobacco, sometimes divesting their investments to push ...


Posted on Fri, 08 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



PBGC Director Nominee Gets Kicked Back to Trump - Chief Investment Officer
PBGC Director Nominee Gets Kicked Back to Trump  Chief Investment Officer

The nomination of Gordon Hartogensis as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) has been kicked back to President Trump due to inaction by ...


Posted on Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Pension Fund Calls For Greater Transparency In Political Spending At Florida's Largest Utility - Forbes Now
Pension Fund Calls For Greater Transparency In Political Spending At Florida's Largest Utility  Forbes Now

Third largest U.S. pension fund calls for greater transparency at Florida's largest electric utility. Is this the start of a new kind of shareholder activism in the ...


Posted on Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



 

 
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