What you need to know about Florida today
› Scott offers $2,500 raise for full-time public school teachers
Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday proposed a $2,500 across-the-board pay raise for all full-time Florida teachers next year, a proposal that he says would cost nearly half a billion dollars. The pay raises would consume at least part, or potentially all of a tentative projected budget surplus of $437 million.
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› Web software company expands, expects more new jobs this year
Fresh from a round of new hiring, Internet software developer Pentaho Corp. of Orlando has expanded its local headquarters and expects to add more jobs this year at its operation near Orlando International Airport.
› Networking results in a job, new poll says
Most people think they will get their next job thanks to networking, according to a new poll of nearly 600 U.S. and Canadian workers by Right Management, which has its South Florida office in Fort Lauderdale.
› Scott and Cabinet approve Glades leases despite concerns
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet unanimously approved the request of two agriculture companies Wednesday to allow them to renew their leases to farm state land in exchange for swapping other parcels with the state to use for Everglades clean-up efforts.
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