Teachers' pension case gets hearing date
The Florida Supreme Court has accepted jurisdiction in the appeal of the Florida Education Association's challenge to last year's legislative decision to force state workers to contribute to their pensions, the FEA reported on its web site.
A hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 5.
Earlier in March, Judge Jackie Fulford ruled the new law unconstitutional, and the First District Court of Appeal referred the case to the state Supreme Court as a matter of "great public importance." If Fulford's ruling stands, the state could have to pay back workers' contributions to their pensions, plus interest.