An injunction filed Tuesday barring Jacksonville's pension task force from private discussions with organized labor has thrown plans for a pension reform deal into doubt.
Bill Scheu, chairman of the Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force, told the Florida Times-Union that the ruling means his planned negotiations with the city’s Police and Fire Pension Fund about changing retirement benefits are "dead in the water."
Joining us on our regular Friday media roundtable to discuss this and other stories are our panel of local journalists:
- Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger
- Meredith Rutland, Florida Times-Union reporter
- Timothy Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor
Additional topics include the federal court ruling against the drug testing of state welfare applicants and a recent profile of Jacksonville educator and activist Rachel Vitti.
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