Gov. Scott Wants to Give Teachers a Raise
The Florida governor is expected to use a portion of a projected budget surplus to pay for the raise. Florida teachers have been vocal opponents of the governor's spending cuts.
How do you spell "relief"?
Florida teachers certainly may be feeling some relief, since Gov. Rick Scott indicated that he will use Florida's first budget surplus in five years for an across-the-board pay raise for public school teachers.
The Bradenton Herald is reporting that Scott will announce the plan Wednesday in Orlando. The details of the pay raise, including the amount, have yet to be released.
Florida teachers have been among the angry protesters at many of Scott's event, opposing spending cuts that affect their salaries and benefits.
Scott is seeking re-election and has been extending a hand -- with some debit cards -- to teachers, according to the Bradenton Herald.
He called for $250 debit cards for all teachers to help cover the costs of out-of-pocket classroom expenses.