LeRoy Collins Institute

Report: Florida Schools Beginning To Re-Segregate

Sep 27, 2017
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Florida schools are beginning to re-segregate by race and income, that’s according to a new public policy report. Highly segregated schools are found in metropolitan urban areas of Florida, with the highest concentration in Miami. The study is from the Leroy Collins Center. And co-author Gary Orfield says schools with more minority students are getting fewer resources.

Florida’s approach to strategic planning for higher education is ad-hoc and lacks vision, according to a report released Wednesday by the LeRoy Collins Institute.

The LeRoy Collins Institute's new study shows the state has more than $8 billion in unfunded health care benefits for retirees.
LeRoy Collins Institute

Here's something for retirees to consider: A Florida policy think tank is out with its latest report on government obligations. The LeRoy Collins Institute says the Florida legislature should reconsider a mandate allowing municipal workers to hang on to their government-backed health benefits after they retire.

The Florida Channel

Former commissioners and lawmakers are offering advice for the upcoming Constitutional Review Commission. The LeRoy Collins Institute hosted a conference Wednesday in preparation for the review. Former Commissioner Martha Barnett says the review is a powerful opportunity.

Kate Payne

A coalition led by the LeRoy Collins Institute is gearing up for the Florida Constitutional Review Commission. The group is launching a campaign to engage the public in the review process.

The LeRoy Collins Institute's new study shows the state has more than $8 billion in unfunded health care benefits for retirees.
LeRoy Collins Institute

The next big blow to already-fragile local pension plans could come from retiree health benefits. That’s a according to the latest report on pensions from the public-policy driven, LeRoy Collins Institute.

When it comes to local pension plans experts say the numbers don’t add up. Now some lawmakers are trying to promote some “truth in advertising” as they say, but the effort has raised concerns about how to strike a balance between fulfilling obligations while not further harming an already shaky situation.

Jessica Palombo / WFSU-FM

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A new report from the LeRoy Collins Institute and government watchdog group Integrity Florida shows several counties have adopted ethics policies that are stricter than required by state law. The research could help local and state governments come up with more uniform ethics guidelines, researchers are hoping.

Florida’s city pension plans are overburdened and underfunded. That’s according to the latest report from the non-partisan LeRoy Collins Institute. The report is once again raising the issue of pension reform and how best to deal with a large number of mainly local police and firefighters who are in the local pension systems.