Gov. Rick Scott Wants to Give $2,500 Raise to Florida's Teachers

Scott is announcing his proposal Wednesday afternoon in Ocoee.

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    Florida Gov. Rick Scott

    Gov. Rick Scott wants to give a $2,500 across the board pay raise to every full time teacher in the state.

    Scott is announcing his proposal Wednesday afternoon in Ocoee.

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    The governor will include the pay raise as part of the 2013 budget recommendations he will give to state legislators. The pay raise is expected to cost $480 million. It will also have to be approved by school boards in local counties.

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    But last year he sought a $1 billion increase but left it to local school boards to determine how much, if any, would go to pay raises.

    There are about 168,000 teachers statewide.