Gov. Scott Wants to Give Teachers a Raise

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Gov. Rick Scott is seeking a pay raise for Florida’s teachers after spearheading a successful effort to cut their wages by 3 percent through a retirement contribution.

Scott pland to announce his proposal today in Ocoee.

The Florida Supreme Court last week upheld a Scott-proposed law requiring the pension contribution from teachers, state and county employees and some municipal workers.

The Legislature last year approved Scott’s request to increase public school funding by $1 billion but left it to local school boards to determine how much, if any, would go to pay raises.

That was a turn-around for the Republican governor, who in the previous year persuaded lawmakers to cut school spending.

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