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Crist Highlights Policies He’ll Approve If Elected

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Charlie Crist in South Florida 5/5/14. (Source: CBS4)

Charlie Crist in South Florida 5/5/14. (Source: CBS4)

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ST. PETERSBURG (CBSMiami/AP) — Raise the minimum wage and banning discrimination of gay and transgendered employees would be some of the first things Charlie Crist would do if he’s elected governor this November.

Crist held a news conference in St. Petersburg on Tuesday where he spoke about the five executive orders he’d sign on his first day back in office if he’s elected.

First, he would order agencies under his control to require that contractors pay employees at least $10.10 an hour.

He also said he would sign orders banning discrimination against gay and transgender employees at agencies under his control and their contractors, and another to require equal pay for women.

Contractors would be required to, whenever possible, hire Florida companies as subcontractors.

And Crist said he would sign an order to require agencies to provide public records at the lowest possible cost to the public.

Crist served as a Republican governor from 2007 to 2011 and is now running as a Democrat.

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