Florida Gov. Crist blocks 2 percent s...

Florida Gov. Crist blocks 2 percent state employee pay cut; gun...

There are 21 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 27, 2009, titled Florida Gov. Crist blocks 2 percent state employee pay cut; gun.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Gov. Charlie Crist signed the state's $66.5 billion state budget, which he called "not nearly as dismal as people thought it would be." But Crist said he will veto two items he had been heavily lobbied on: a $25 million cut to the pay of state employees making more than $45,000 annually; and a $6 million raid on the licensing trust fund for gun ...

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Welcome To America

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 May 27, 2009
of course he wouldn't block the paycut, that would mean he loses money! Typical SCUMBAG republican!
Broward Resident

AOL

#2 May 27, 2009
What is the licensing trust fund for gun owners ?
Judge Judy

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 May 27, 2009
and God bless the great state of Florida.
state raised

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 May 27, 2009
Way to go Charlie! It's about time someone sent a message to Tallahassee: stop balancing the budget on the backs of Florida's workers!
Divide Florida at Orlando~Keep South Florida money in South Florida!
Broward Resident

AOL

#5 May 27, 2009
Welcome To America wrote:
of course he wouldn't block the paycut, that would mean he loses money! Typical **** republican!
But Crist said he will veto two items he had been heavily lobbied on: a $25 million cut to the pay of state employees making more than $45,000 annually;
Maybe you shold read it again .. He veto'd a 25mil cut to the pay

Since: Jan 07

Coconut Grove

#6 May 27, 2009
If you would like to get a handle on how much money WE actually have sitting around, do a youtube or google search for: CAFR Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Traveller

Fort Myers, FL

#7 May 27, 2009
Thank you Mr. Crist for sticking it to the electorate - typical Tallahassee plantation mentality.
Bob The Slob

Jupiter, FL

#8 May 27, 2009
Between this and the water increase and the insurance companies allowed to run amok... there's going to be MASS exodus in the next year or two... what a bunch of bull.
MOJO

United States

#9 May 27, 2009
Hey has anyone see new jobs created in FL?? What happen to the OBAMAStimuli??????

Since: Jan 07

Coconut Grove

#10 May 27, 2009
MOJO wrote:
Hey has anyone see new jobs created in FL?? What happen to the OBAMAStimuli??????
I recieved my lottery tix and moon pies, you should receive them by the end of June at the latest.
Botox Pelosi is a Liar

Jacksonville, TX

#11 May 27, 2009
Good for the state workers, they haven't had a raise in years and they wanted to do a paycut?
DAS

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 May 27, 2009
Why dont he TAX ALCOHOL Like he Does Harmless SMOKER'S ??????????
DPRK

Miami, FL

#14 May 27, 2009
66.5 billion? Just a little less than Obamas political pay back to the criminals at the UAW. Thoses are your dollars you know. I would rather have them run the whole state of Florida for a year than go to make electric cars that no one will buy and no return of the wasted money is in the future.
rod

United States

#15 May 27, 2009
Democrats LOVE taxes. They tax us to death...and to the death of our great grandchildren.

Just imagine if democrats were in office. They would be bankrupting the populace.

Stop the boo-hooing from democrats. They are the tax and spenders.
No thanks

West Palm Beach, FL

#16 May 27, 2009
Our Gov. gets a J for Jerk !
Now your taxes will pay for this.
He is a two face Gov.
Botox Pelosi is a Liar

Jacksonville, TX

#17 May 27, 2009
No thanks wrote:
Our Gov. gets a J for Jerk !
Now your taxes will pay for this.
He is a two face Gov.
Yeah you have to pay people that work

Since: May 08

Lakeland, FL

#18 Jun 14, 2009
rod wrote:
Democrats LOVE taxes. They tax us to death...and to the death of our great grandchildren.
Just imagine if democrats were in office. They would be bankrupting the populace.
Stop the boo-hooing from democrats. They are the tax and spenders.
No, Dem's just have good sense. I tell you what, lets cut all taxes and let the everything fall by the wayside. Just like a repub to want everything for free.
Wanta Be Senator

United States

#19 Jun 14, 2009
Wanta Be Senator

United States

#20 Jun 14, 2009
March 31, 2009
The Honorable Charlie Crist
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-000I
RE: Complaint No. 09 -043, In re CHARLIE CRIST
CERTIFIED MAIL
RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

Dear Governor Crist:
The above-captioned complaint, recently received in the office of the Commission on Ethics, is
being transmitted to you pursuant to the requirements of Section 112.324, Florida Statutes. This
office will forward all future correspondence in this matter to you at the above-listed mailing
address unless otherwise notified of a change in your address. This transmittal is a routine
administrative requirement which should not be construed as an approval, disapproval, or
judgment of the complaint, either as to its terminology or merits. Please note that this complaint, as well as all of the Commission's proceedings and records relating to the complaint remain confidential either until you make a written request to the Commission that such records be made public or until the complaint reaches a stage in the Commission's proceedings where it becomes public. Unless we receive a written waiver of confidentiality from you, Our office is not free to release any documents or to comment on this complaint to members of the public or the press, so long as the complaint remains in a confidential stage. The Commission's procedures on confidentiality do not govern the actions of the complainant or the respondent. The following information is submitted to aid you in understanding the three procedural stages which a complaint may go through under the Commission's rules. The first stage in our complaint process is a determination of whether the allegations of the complaint are legally sufficient, that is, whether they indicate a possible violation of any law over which the Commission has jurisdiction. If the complaint is found not to be legally sufficient, the commission will order that the complaint be dismissed without investigation and all records relating to the complaint will become public at that time.
Wanta Be Senator

United States

#21 Jun 14, 2009
CHARLIE CRIST
Page2
March 31,2009
If the complaint is found to be legally sufficient , a preliminary investigation will be undertaken by the investigative staff of the Commission. The second stage of the Commission proceedings involves the preliminary investigation of the complaint and a decision by the commission of whether there is probable .cause to believe that there has been a violation of any of the ethics laws. If the complaint is investigated, you and the complainant will be given an opportunity to speak with the investigator. You also will be sent a copy of our investigative report prior to any action by the Commission and will be given the opportunity to respond to the report in writing.
If the Commission finds that there is no probable cause to believe that there has been a violation of the ethics laws, the complaint will be dismissed and will become public at that time.

If the Commission finds that there is probable cause to believe there has been a violation of the ethics laws, the complaint becomes public and enters the third stage of proceedings, which requires that the Commission decide whether the law actually was violated and, if so, whether a penalty should be recommended. At this stage, you have the right to request a public hearing (trial) at which evidence would be presented, or the Commission may order that such a hearing be held. Public hearings usually are held in or near the area where the alleged violation occurred. You will be notified of the commission's decisions at each stage and are entitled to be Represented by legal counsel during our proceedings. Upon written request documents and notices regarding the complaint will be provided to the attorney. If you are unfamiliar with the ethics laws and the Commission's responsibilities. In encourage you to access our website at www.ethics.state.fl.us , where you will find publications, rules, and other information. If there are any questions concerning this complaint or the procedures being followed by the Commission, please feel free to contact Ms. Kaye Starling, our Complaint Coordinator

Sincerely,
Philip Claypool
Executive Director

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