DeSantis signs bill targeting teachers’ unions

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) Tuesday signed a raft of measures that place education at the center of the culture wars — and, at the same time, taking a painful shot at one of his chief political adversaries.

In a signing ceremony, DeSantis approved a bill that will prohibit the automatic deduction of union dues from teachers’ paychecks, a measure sure to cost state teachers unions, a critical funder of Democratic candidates and causes.

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