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Union-backed coalition launches ad urging veto of schools bill, taking Republicans out of context

Fight for Florida, a labor union-backed political advocacy group, debuted an online video ad, asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto HB 7069.

[Fight for Florida, Florida Education Association / YouTube]

Fight for Florida, a labor union-backed political advocacy group, debuted an online video ad, asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto HB 7069.

The fight over whether Republican Gov. Rick Scott should sign or veto a controversial $419 million K-12 public schools bill is escalating to new levels: Ad wars.

A labor union-backed political advocacy group debuted an online video ad Tuesday (below), asking Scott to veto HB 7069 because it heavily favors privately managed charter schools over traditional public education.

But the liberal-leaning Fight for Florida Inc. takes quotes from Scott and a Republican senator out of context in trying to make its case that the legislation is bad policy.

Full details here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:53pm]

    

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