Keeping in line with his 7-7-7 plan and his plan to modernize the Florida Retirement System, Governor Rick Scott announced today that he would send the Legislature a budget proposal that better aligns government workers’ pensions with those in the private sector and saves taxpayers $2.8 billion over two years. #

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