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.