Published: Jan 28, 2011 9:03 PM EST
Updated: Jan 28, 2011 6:03 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Governor Rick Scott says Florida needs a merit pay system.

Last year state lawmakers forces an unpopular merit pay bill, known as Senate Bill Six, through both chambers, even though hundreds of thousands of teachers protested the bill.

Former Governor Charlie Crist vetoed six after more than 300-thousand letters poured into his office protesting the legislation.

Scott says he’s not worried about a public outcry on new merit pay legislation and said either is his daughter who is a school teacher.  “Great teachers are going to be very supportive of what I propose. I know my daughter believes the measurement and the teachers I talk to, they believe the measurement. They want the best teachers around. They know if they’re really good they ought to get paid better.”

Today the Senate held a public meeting to discuss merit pay.  This time they’re including teachers in the discussion.