Civil Servants Send Strong Message of Opposition
Governor Rick Scott's proposed budget cuts is making many public employees downright angry. They were so upset and concerned about the future that they took to the streets of Gainesville. Hundreds of Alachua county public employees turned out in resounding opposition that they hope reverberates all the way to Tallahassee. They are against Scott's plans including making state employees contribute to their pension funds.
"I think it's a defining moment not only for teachers but for cops, firefighters and all kinds of civil workers because if we don't stand up now all we are going to have is next year talking about how we are going to budget cut again," said teacher Geno Schmelke.
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