Governor to focus on jobs and education in third State of the State address

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - (AP) Gov. Rick Scott will focus on jobs and education when he makes his third State of the State address.

He will deliver the speech today as lawmakers begin their 60-day legislative session.

You can watch Governor Scott deliver the State of the State on ABC Action News Now at 11 a.m.

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Florida lawmakers have started to gather at the Capitol.

Lawmakers are expected to deal with a long line of issues over the next nine weeks - including whether to give teachers a $2,500 across the board pay raise. Legislative leaders have also pledged to make changes to the state's election laws and to boost ethical standards for elected officials.

But the biggest issue confronting legislators is whether the state will accept billions in federal aid and expand the Medicaid program. Scott is in favor of expanding the safety-net health insurance program but the House is opposed.

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