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Rick Scott: CBO Report Shows the Dangers of Raising Minimum Wage to $15 an...

The CBO released the report on Monday and it found that 1.4 million Americans would lose their jobs if the minimum wage rose to $15 an hour even as 900,000 Americans would no longer live in poverty.
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Rick Scott Opposes New Stimulus, Raising National Minimum Wage

Florida’s junior senator is blasting what is being proposed by the president and U.S. House leadership as too much.
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Aron Solomon: New Florida Minimum Wage Will Impact Law and Crime

The idea that there is a clear link between increasing the minimum wage and decreasing crime isn’t new. Under a new mandate coming into effect later this week, Florida is about to put that theory into practice.
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John Morgan Looks Back at 2020 Elections, Looks Ahead to 2022 and Marijuana Legalization

Despite getting Amendment 2 over the finish line with more than 60 percent of the vote, Morgan, who also led the charge on amendments expanding medical marijuana, said this is his last effort to change the Florida Constitution at the ballot box. 
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Once Again, Florida GOP Shows the Nation How to Win the Close States

Over the past decade, Florida Republicans have made it a habit of winning the close ones. Rick Scott narrowly edged then state CFO Alex Sink in the 2010 gubernatorial race. Four years later, Scott held off former Gov. Charlie Crist. In 2016, Trump beat out Hillary Clinton in the Sunshine State.

Florida Voters Back Four New Amendments, Including Raising the Minimum Wage

One proposal failed to garner a simple majority. Amendment 4 which would have raised the standard on state constitutional amendments by having them pass two general elections before being included in the Florida Constitution, had less than 50 percent support. 
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Florida Voters Consider Minimum Wage Increase, Top Two-Primary Amendments

The proposed amendments need to garner 60 percent support to be added to the state constitution. Some polls released this week show Amendment 2 is losing traction but still clears that threshold while Amendment 3 does not. 
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Florida Political Insights: News and Notes on Proposed Amendments and Blaise Ingoglia, a Top...

On Election Day, Florida voters will cast their ballots on Amendment 3 which would allow all registered voters to vote in the primaries regardless of political party affiliation, as well as Amendment 2, which will raise the state’s minimum wage, and state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia's role as one of the Trump campaign’s top surrogates.
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Donald Trump Did Better in Second Debate But the Clock is Ticking

Trump did better on Thursday night but he needs more than this to turn this around.
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Proposed Minimum Wage Increase Not Yet a Top Concern for Small Businesses in Florida

This November, Florida voters will vote on a proposed amendment to the state constitution on whether businesses should be forced to increase the minimum wage, starting at $10 an hour which eventually will increase...
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Florida Republican Congressman Defends Joining Democrats in Raising the Minimum Wage

The “Raise the Wage Act” passed on 231-199 vote with three Republicans joining the Democrat majority. Six Democrats–none from Florida–joined Republicans to vote against it.
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John Morgan Ramps Up Effort for Proposed Amendment Raising the Minimum Wage in Florida

Morgan compared the effort to Amendment 2 which he championed back in 2016. Amendment 2 expanded the use of medical marijuana in the Sunshine State. 
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