A proposal changing the eligibility requirements for becoming a judge in a state or county court is starting to move in a committee of the Constitution Revision Commission. That’s the panel that meets every 20 years to revise the state constitution and put the matter before voters.


A proposal increasing the mandatory retirement age for Florida judges has unanimously passed a subpanel of the state’s Constitution Revision Commission. That’s the panel that meets every 20 years to revise the state constitution.

Tori Whitley

A Chicago couple will be moving to Tallahassee with one year’s worth of free rent. They’re the winners of Choose Tallahassee’s “Why I’d Love to Retire in Tallahassee, Florida” Contest.

How Women Are Investing For Retirement

May 26, 2016
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 People are getting more nervous about retirement and social security.

Four in 10 Americans age 50 or older say they would dip into social security before reaching retirement age, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

Station Manager Caroline Austin Retires Today

Apr 29, 2016

Station Manager Caroline Austin retires today.

For more than 30 years Caroline Austin managed broadcast operations and programming for stations WFSU-FM, WFSQ-FM, WFSW-FM and WFSL-FM. She also served as executive producer for Florida Public Radio.  She has left and indelible mark on WFSU, and she will truly be missed.

Aging Expert Sees Tougher Road For Retirees

Jul 16, 2015
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No matter our age, we’re all getting older.  One Tallahassee expert on the subject of aging has some predictions, not all of which are happy ones.

Over the course of about a year, major changes have taken place in Florida’s Retirement System. Employees are now required to contribute 3-percent to their pensions and a challenge to that is now before the Florida Supreme Court.  State lawmakers also passed a new law that forces thousands of employees in a certain 401K type plan to contribute even more towards their pensions. Supporters of the changes say they are needed to make sure the state can pay its retirees, but others say the change isn’t needed.

The retirement plans of about 100,000 Florida employees are about to change, after Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law that allows employers to reduce the amount they pay into a 401-K type retirement plan. But as Sascha Cordner reports, the move could spur employees to start looking at other options.

Tallahasee rated "best place to retire"

Apr 16, 2012

Tallahassee is at the top of the list when it comes to retirement destinations. Ryan Benk reports the city’s universities played a major role in helping to get that distinction.

A bill meant to lower the retirement age of special risk employees back to what it was a year ago is more or less dead in the Florida Legislature. Sascha Cordner has more.

After a move by the Senate to stall the measure, the House sponsor, Republican Representative Ritch Workman, withdrew his proposal from consideration in its last committee stop.

A measure that would allow police officers, firefighters, and other special-risk employees to retire earlier is advancing in the House. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, there are a couple of provisions in the bill that opponents say would destroy the state’s pension plan system.

Republican Representative Ritch Workman says he wants a do-over on a massive pension reform plan he sponsored last year to correct a past mistake: