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FHP Bonuses Could be on the Horizon

FHP Bonuses Could be on the Horizon

A proposal by the governor to tie state worker pay increases to job performance may wind up having an unintended consequence...more speeding tickets on I95 and the Turnpike. 

Rick Scott wants to offer bonuses to all state workers, including FHP troopers.  The agency negotiating for the state has told the union it wants troopers to pull over four drivers per hour to get $5,000.  Three stops per hour would earn that trooper $2,500.

The Florida Highway Patrol issued more than 800,000 tickets last year and some lawmakers say this proposal would go too far, doubling the number of tickets written in 2013. 

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