Pension

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After it passed the Jacksonville City Council unanimously, Mayor Lenny Curry signed into law Tuesday the biggest policy priority of his administration: pension reform.


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The Jacksonville City Council passed Mayor Lenny Curry’s pension-reform plan Monday.

Though some members admit it isn't a silver bullet for all of the city’s funding problems, all agree it is the best plan they’ve seen because it includes a dedicated funding source — a half-cent sales tax that will cover pension costs after it was set to end in 2030.

In Curry’s closing remarks at the special council meeting, he issued a warning.

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Jacksonville City Council members got their first look at Mayor Lenny Curry’s pension reform plan Thursday.

Curry’s been tight-lipped about just how his half-cent sales tax and other reform measures would save the city money.


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Negotiations over how to reform Jacksonville’s public employee retirement plans continued Wednesday.


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A national financial watchdog group finds Jacksonville taxpayers would have to fork over more than $6,000 each to fully pay off the city’s debt.

Chicago-based Truth In Accounting is calling on city officials to be more transparent with their finances.


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A month after Jacksonville voters passed a sales-tax extension to cover $2.85 billion in pension costs, city-employee unions are negotiating the terms of closing pension plans to new members.

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Duval County voters delivered Mayor Lenny Curry a decisive victory Tuesday on one of his biggest priorities: extending a half-penny sales tax to help pay down pension debt.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says he’s confident voters this month will approve his plan to deal with the city’s $2.7 billion pension debt.

The Republican mayor is pushing back against a contingent of Democratic opposition against the extension of a 1/2-cent sales tax.


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Note: For Information about Duval County Referendum 1 on the November  ballot, go here. To read about the referendum that passed on the August ballot, continue reading. 

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A group opposed to Mayor Lenny Curry's plan to use a half-cent sales tax to pay down the city's pension deficit has filed a lawsuit against the amendment.

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