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Florida Governor Rick Scott said the three percent pay cut for teachers in the state does not violate any contractual obligations and called it “the right thing to do for the state,” dismissing a class action lawsuit filed today by the Florida Education Association. The three percent pay cut would help pay for teachers’ pension plans and balance the state budget.

“The participation by people in their pension plan makes all the sense in the world,” Scott said. “”It’s what’s fair to the private sector. Very few private sector employees have pension plan that is 100 percent. It’s the right thing to do for our state.” [The Miami Herald]

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