Hearing that an agreement has been reached regarding state employee pay and benefits; rumored details here

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Hearing that the Florida House and Senate have reached an agreement regarding state employee pay and benefits. The rumored details:

A 3% pay cut for all benefits.
DROP program basically stays the same.
“High 5″ eliminated to become”High 8”.
It will take six years to become vested in the state retirement system.
The retirement age will be raised.


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