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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:10 am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is seeking a pay raise for Florida's teachers after spearheading a successful effort to cut their wages by 3 percent through a retirement contribution.

Scott planned to announce his proposal Wednesday in Ocoee. No details were immediately available. The Florida Supreme Court last week upheld a Scott-proposed law requiring the pension contribution from teachers, state and county employees and some municipal workers.

The Legislature last year approved Scott's request to increase public school funding by $1 billion but left it to local school boards to determine how much, if any, would go to pay raises. That was a turn-around for the Republican governor, who in the previous year persuaded lawmakers to cut school spending.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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