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Are 20,000 teachers out of a job if Rick Scott's budget passes?



That's what new Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith said on Tuesday, in reaction to Rick Scott's first State of the State speech. PolitiFact Florida digs into the claim here.

Smith said: "Since he took office, Floridians have seen that Rick Scott only cares about imposing his rigid and extreme philosophy on our state, rather than working to implement common-sense solutions for Florida," Smith said in a statement. "Whether he is killing high-speed rail, proposing his spending plan that would lay off 20,000 teachers, or putting communities at risk by ending critical law enforcement tools to stop pill-mills, Rick Scott's agenda is doing real harm to our state."

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:40pm]


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