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Six Republicans tell the governor to veto the teacher pay bill

Six Republican legislators who voted against SB 6 have now, predictably, asked the governor to veto it.

In a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist today, Senators Paula Dockery and Alex Villalobos, and Representatives Faye Culp, Ed Homan, J.C. Planas and Julio Robaina say that if the bill "simply rewarded exceptional teachers with extra pay and offered new avenues to remove bad teachers, we could have voted in support.

Instead, the maverick legislators say the bill "directly violates the core principles of the Republican Party'' because it will expand government. Download Crist Veto SB 6 Letter