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Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday proposed a $2,500 across-the-board pay raise for all full-time Florida teachers next year, a proposal that he says would cost nearly half a billion dollars. That would consume at least part of a tentative projected budget surplus of $437 million.
"I can think of no better [...]
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet unanimously approved the request of two agriculture companies Wednesday to allow them to renew their leases to farm state land in exchange for swapping other parcels with the state to use for Everglades clean-up efforts.
The governor, as well as Attorney General Pam Bondi, [...]
Gov. Rick Scott was scheduled to attend the Senate's Education Committee meeting this morning to talk about his education agenda, but he cancelled at the last minute. Although Education Commissioner Tony Bennett still made an appearance, Scott's absence was noted by Committee Chairman John Legg.
Legg, R-Port Richey, said he understands [...]
When Col. Tim Gillette was ousted from his job with the Broward Sheriffâ€™s Office this month as part of a transition to a new sheriff, he left with the paycheck of a lifetime: $340,653.
During his 36-year career with BSO, Gillette accrued 3,378.53 hours of sick time and 963.19 of vacation [...]
From the News Service of Florida:
Tax collected on the sale of ammunition and guns would go into a "Safe Schools Trust Fund," to pay for additional guidance services and school safety measures under legislation filed in the House.
Freshman Rep. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, filed two bills on Friday creating the trust [...]
In a letter today to Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet, the Florida Wildlife Federation, 1000 Friends of Florida and the Everglades Law Center are asking them to delay action on a controversial item before them today that would grant no-bid contracts for 30-year leases to farm on [...]