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Florida News That Impacts You – January 24th, 2023 

Florida News That Impacts You – January 24th, 2023 

Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida. Gas prices continued lower through the weekend.  

  • Governor DeSantis announced his educational agenda for the upcoming state legislative session on Monday during a Jacksonville stop recognizing National School Choice Week. His plan calls for a “Teacher’s Bill of Rights” which he states would empower educators to be leaders in their classrooms, enact paycheck protection, reduce terms for school board members from twelve to eight years, and invest another $1 billion in teacher pay. The plan would lessen the power of teachers’ unions in Florida while increasing teacher pay directly by $1 billion over the next school year, which is an increase of an additional $200 million over previous plans. Additionally... 
  • DeSantis indicated he’d pursue making school board races partisan races in the upcoming session. DeSantis said voters across the state often vote for candidates who don’t share their values, citing a lack of transparency in the process by many school members.  
  • Florida’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge to Florida’s 15-week limit on most abortions. The lawsuit is led by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. The court rejected a stay of Florida’s law while the case is being heard. The suit seeks to eliminate any limitations on abortions. 
  • Florida’s gas prices surged higher again on Monday adding seven cents per gallon, leaving a statewide average of $3.48 per gallon for regular unleaded. Prices have risen by 18 cents per gallon over the past week. Prices in Palm Beaches were higher once again, however, rising four cents through to $3.65 per gallon, the highest price in the state. 

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