Politics

Rick Scott's Best Political Miscalculations

Staring down the barrel of what's sure to be a brutal campaign to stay in the governor's mansion beyond 2014, Rick Scott is pushing out a variety of campaigns that seem aimed at scoring points with weary voters.

On Wednesday Scott announced he's planning to give every public school teacher in Florida - good, bad or indifferent, a $2,500 raise.

The announcement runs contrary to his longtime positions of bringing business savvy to education. In 2011 Scott fulfilled a campaign promise and pushed a bill through Tallahassee tying teacher compensation to students' performance.

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Zachary Fagenson is the restaurant critic for Miami New Times, and proud to report a cholesterol level of 172.
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