Best of the Blogs: Kicked to the Curb

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 2-22-13
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

Public Servants Being Kicked to the Curb
By Sandspur
SWFWMD Matters
The legislature, led by Will Weatherford, son-in-law of former House Speaker Allen Bense, is moving to end the existing opportunity for public employees to get a reasonable pension after decades of dedicated public service.

Universal Theme Park Will Drop Health Coverage For Its Part-Time Workers To Avoid Obamacare
By Tara Culp-Ressler
Think Progress
Universal Orlando, a theme park resort in Florida that generates more than $1 billion dollars in annual revenue, plans to drop insurance coverage for its part-time employees at the end of this year — a tactic to avoid providing its workers with adequate health benefits under Obamacare.

Rick Runs: Kriseman Runs for Mayor of St. Petersburg
By Benjamin J. Kirby
The Spencerian
I am incredibly excited about Rick Kriseman running for Mayor of St. Petersburg.

They’ve Only Just Begun: Rick Scott And Republicans Are Killing Florida
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
If you live in Florida, you already know much of the story published in this month’s Mother Jones: What’s It Like to Wake Up From a Tea Party Binge? Just Ask Florida!

Rick Scott bows to reality in Medicaid decision
By Joan McCarter
Daily Kos
Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s reversal on accepting Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion funding is contigent on a couple of things.