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The Florida Roundup
The Florida Roundup is a live, weekly call-in show with a distinct focus on the issues affecting Floridians. Each Friday at noon, listeners can engage in the conversation with journalists, newsmakers and other Floridians about change, policy and the future of our lives in the sunshine state.Join our hosts, veteran journalists from our partner public radio stations: WLRN’s Tom Hudson, broadcasting from Miami and WJCT’s Melissa Ross, broadcasting from Jacksonville.

Teacher Pay; E-Verify

Lieutenant Governor Nuñez
Lieutenant Governor Nuñez

On today’s program we discussed teacher pay and E-Verify , as Florida lawmakers prepare to reconvene on January 14.

Florida Lieutenant Gov.  Jeanette Nuñez  and  Fedrick Ingram of the Florida Education Association joined us to discuss a proposed raise for Florida's teachers along with how it will impact veteran teachers and where the money will come from.

Nunez also spoke about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ goal in using E-Verify and why the DeSantis administration believes it is necessary despite low unemployment. Tomato grower Tony DiMare of  DiMare Farms offered his perspective on the system, as well. 

Heather Schatz can be reached at hschatz@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.

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