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WATCH LIVE: First day of 2013 Legislative Session

Posted at 10:06 AM, Mar 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-05 06:13:32-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL/AP) -- It's back to work for Florida lawmakers.

They will gavel in the 2013 Legislative Session later this afternoon.

At 11 a.m. Governor Rick Scott will deliver his State of the State address. The Associated Press reports the governor will focus on jobs and education.

WATCH LIVE COVERAGE: Click HERE to watch live coverage of the first day of session including the State of the State Address, provided by The Florida Channel.

 

Scott is pushing for a $2,500 across the board raise for teachers, saying steps he took his first year to eliminate tenure and base raises on performance makes it easier to move bad teachers out of the classroom.

He also points out job growth, and he has an answer for critics who question who to credit for new jobs.

 

Stay with WTXL.tv online and WTXL-ABC27 on air for continuing coverage of the 2013 Florida Legislative Session.