Florida business advocates and policy groups announced Tuesday the formation of a coalition focused on pension reform efforts. 


Robert Weissert with Florida TaxWatch says there needs to be change, saying, "The government pensions we have throughout the State of Florida really are a fiscal tsunami that's going to cause problems for our state and for our communities now and for years to come."


The coalition is made up of Florida TaxWatch, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Associated Industries of Florida, National Federation of Independent Business, R. Street Institute, Americans for Prosperity - Florida, and the Florida League of Cities.


Weissert says the group will come together to propose possible changes, including constitutional and legislative options as well as local government solutions to issues related to municipal pensions.


Weissert says municipalities cannot survive the burden of longtime public employee pensions.






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