Florida’s largest teachers union filed suit on Monday to stop the enactment of new pension reform laws, the first lawsuit of potentially many that seek to halt the Sunshine State’s education agenda, reports the Huffington Post.

“The state has taken an ax to the budget instead of a scalpel,” said Andy Ford, president of the Florida Education Association (FEA), in an interview with The Huffington Post. “They’re turning their backs on teachers, law enforcement, firefighters, nurses. It’s not the way to go.”

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