Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force

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Lucrative retirement benefits for the city’s police and firefighters are renewing calls for reform.

Policy Matters: Bill Scheu

Feb 26, 2014
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Pension reform is among the most pressing issues in Jacksonville's current policy discussions.

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The Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force has recommended the city increase taxes to help offset the nearly $1.7 billion unfunded liability owed to the Police and Fire Pension Fund, and it wants to let voters decide what kind of tax hike they would prefer.

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A new University of North Florida poll is giving local officials an idea of how Jacksonville feels about everything from pension reform to an updating the city's human rights ordinance.

Pension reform, University of Florida, and tourism are in the headlines today.

The Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force has agreed to many of the proposals set forth by Mayor Alvin Brown to revamp the city’s pension plan.

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The Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force is getting closer to coming up with recommendations to fix the city’s pension problems.