Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

PolitiJax; Proctor Discusses Policy in Farewell Speech to Legislature

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

PolitiJax; Proctor Discusses Policy in Farewell Speech to Legislature

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State Rep. Bill Proctor, R-St. Augustine, took a different approach to his farewell speech Tuesday.

While other term-limited members of the House and Senate gave - often very long - speeches about their favorite members, old stories and longtime staffers, Proctor used his concise farewell address to advocate for some policy issues not yet complete.

He pointed to 2011 legislation that, in part, ties new teachers' pay to student performance.

"I say we must insist upon its proper implementation," Proctor said. "The principle of pay for performance should never be compromised."

Proctor also mentioned one of his big issues this session: Getting Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind eminent domain power.

They are the "only institution in the state system without such authority," he said. "The issue now resides with the Senate, and I hope it will be promptly resolved."

Proctor has spent a lot of time this year on the plan, opposed by many St. …

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