Florida’s lowest-paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1, but a higher minimum wage sought by state and national Democrats doesn’t appear on the immediate legislative horizon.
Election Day less than a week away, so CBS4 News has teamed up with PolitiFact Florida to fact-check the statements made by both major gubernatorial candidates.
After the idea died during the 2014 legislative session, a state legislator from Miami has said he’ll try again to have the state’s minimum wage raised to $10.10 an hour.
Vice President Joe Biden will join former Governor Charlie Crist for campaign appearances Monday at Broward College’s Coconut Creek campus and a Boca Raton synagogue.
The fastest growing segment of the electorate has made its voice heard in the Florida governor’s race.
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.
Not many political issues enjoy a broad base of bipartisan support, but one such issue in the state of Florida is raising the minimum wage.
Florida voters overwhelmingly support an increase in the state’s minimum wage, according to a Quinnipiac University poll that was released Thursday.
Minimum wage workers have something to smile about in the New Year, a pay increase. The increase will benefit an estimated 416,000 low-wage workers in Florida, boosting their pay rate by 14 cents an hour.
Minimum wage workers have something to be happy about for the New Year.