Florida News – Highlights from around the state – January 13th
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- With Florida’s state session set to kick off,Governor DeSantis has highlighted his top agenda items. He’s declared 2020 the Year of the Teacher, as he’s seeking raises of up to 26% for teachers statewide. He also stated the momentum created last year on environmental issues must have follow through in this year’s session along with a push for E-Verify statewide.
- The Florida Education Association is holding a “Take on Tallahassee” rally/protest at the state capital. Under Florida law, strikes or any activity that leads to a work stoppage, is forbidden. There’s a question about whether participating teachers could face discipline for taking time off to participate.
- At least a dozen Saudi military members are set to be expelled from military bases, including Naval Air Station Pensacola, after an investigation after December’s terror attack.
- Park officials at Everglades National Park have temporarily closed the trail near Pahyokee Overlook after a woman was bitten by an alligator while hiking with a professor and 14 other students. The woman is expected to make a full recovery.