The past 43 months is the longest prolonged period that the rate has been above that mark since the 27 months recorded during President Ronald Reagans first term started in Jan. 1981.
The legislation (SB 246), which won unanimous approval from the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee, comes as cities say their pensions are dangerously underfunded and after the Department of Management Services has issued letters to several cities reinterpreting a key section of the law.
Gov. Rick Scott’s chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, received his communications degree in 2009 — not 1990 as he suggested on his May 27, 2011 application for an appointment to the board of Enterprise Florida Inc., the state's public-private economic development agency.
After receiving more than $700,000 in economic incentives from the state, a Bradenton ambulance production outfit shed 129 employees.