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Repealing PIP, implementing Amendment 4 top priorities for Jeff Brandes in 2017

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Sen. Jeff Brandes will once again file legislation to repeal the state’s no-fault auto insurance requirement, saying it’s time for Florida to move away from the troubled system. The St. Petersburg Republican said repealing the state’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) system will be one of his top priorities during the 2017 legislative session. The decision to file the bill comes just a few months after a study revealed Floridians could save an average $81 a car if the state drops…

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Jeremy Ring disowns task force’s pension reform move

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State Sen. Jeremy Ring is lashing out against a government-efficiency task force report that again is recommending the state’s pension system be closed to new hires. Ring released a statement through the Florida Senate Democratic Office on Tuesday. He is actually a member of the Task Force on Government Efficiency, having been appointed by outgoing Senate President Andy Gardiner. “The Florida pension fund is the gold standard for the state of Florida, the only part of the state that’s not only stable but…

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