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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rick Scott Signs Historic Merit Pay Bill

Last year, then Governor Crist vetoed merit pay for teachers. In a move which pacified the Democrats and the Teacher's Unions, yet alienated many Conservatives and Moderates within his own party-Crist killed SB6.  For this, he recieved golf claps from liberals, who in turn voted for Kendrick Meek, all but assuring the Senate seat for Marco Rubio and handing Crist a crushing defeat in November.

Fast forward one year and Governor Scott makes the first bill he signs the teacher merit pay bill, SB 736.  Scott has pushed aside the rhetoric and made a statement by making this bill the first bill he signs as Governor.

What a difference a year can make.  Let's get to Work!

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