Florida Supreme Court Ruling on 3% Tax

We are very disappointed to report that the Florida Supreme Court ruled today and upheld the 3-percent income tax levied on public employees in the state. The justices overturned a circuit court ruling that said the Florida Legislature overstepped its authority by ignoring the Florida Constitution in taking 3 percent from the paychecks of Florida’s teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, nurses and other public employees.

In the press release issued by the Florida Education Association regarding the decision, FEA President Andy Ford stated, “I believe our arguments were correct, even if the justices didn’t agree. We still believe that a promise is a promise,” Ford said. “We are more determined than ever to change the face of the Florida Legislature. The next elections in 2014 can turn this decision around.”.

We are very disappointed to report that the Florida Supreme Court ruled today and upheld the 3-percent income tax levied on public employees in the state. The justices overturned a circuit court ruling that said the Florida Legislature overstepped its authority by ignoring the Florida Constitution in taking 3 percent from the paychecks of Florida’s teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, nurses and other public employees.

In the press release issued by the Florida Education Association regarding the decision, FEA President Andy Ford stated, “I believe our arguments were correct, even if the justices didn’t agree. We still believe that a promise is a promise,” Ford said. “We are more determined than ever to change the face of the Florida Legislature. The next elections in 2014 can turn this decision around.”.

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