October 20, 2014
Jacksonville's $1.65-billion hole

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Mayor Alvin Brown's plan to fund the city's pension liability would reduce pension benefits for new hires.

Northeast Florida roundup

Jacksonville's $1.65-billion hole

Ron Word | 8/28/2014

With an unfunded pension liability that’s one of the largest created by any municipal government, Jacksonville faces a long-term fight to bring its benefit costs under control. A plan crafted by Mayor Alvin Brown’s administration and negotiators for Jacksonville’s police and firefighters unions would reduce pension benefits for new hires and require police and firefighters to contribute 8% of their pay to the pension fund, up from 7%.

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