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School board members will get to keep their salaries



Sen. Stephen Wise's bid to do away with school board member salaries was short-lived.

Wise, R-Jacksonville, last week introduced the measure in the Senate education committee he chairs. The panel took up the proposal on Thursday morning -- and promptly voted it down with a 2-1 vote.

Sens. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, and Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Wellington, opposed the bill. Wise voted for it.

The bill didn't have a companion in the House, so the effort is dead for now. But Wise has been known to introduce items as a warning shot and then bring them back the following year.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:20pm]


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