Fight over pensions going to federal court
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The City of Jacksonville is now forced to fight a federal lawsuit and it will be your taxpayer dollars at stake.
The federal suit comes from Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Larry Jones, Fire Chief Randall Wyse and two fire lieutenants, Mark Roberts and Latorrence Norris.
Mayor Alvin Brown is pushing pension reform, saying the current model threatens to bankrupt our city. According to our news partner WOKV, taxpayer contributions have spiked; what was once about a 50-percent contribution to police and firefighter pension is now almost 82-percent for the lifetime pension.
According to the lawsuit, the contract between the city and the pension fund runs through 2030.
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