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Labor Unions Focus on I-4 Corridor This Election Season


The nation’s largest federation of unions is focusing on Central Florida this election season. The president of the AFL-CIO says the group is rallying voters along the vital I-4 corridor in support of important issues to workers like the minimum wage. The AFL-CIO represents 56 labor unions and 12.5 million workers. President Richard Trumka says Florida is vital as the group advocates for a higher minimum wage, immigration reform and other issues important to the middle class. “The economy is not like the weather. The economy is just a bunch of rules. Those rules decide who the winners are and who the losers are, and those rules are made up by men and women we elect. That’s why elections matter.” … Read More
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Governor Stumps in Central Florida

Gov. Rick Scott spoke at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Amy Green
Gov. Rick Scott is promising a billion-dollar tax cut over the next two years. Scott campaigned for re-election Monday in Winter Park and Kissimmee. In Winter Park the governor was relaxed and surrounded by an energized crowd of supporters that included the incoming state Senate President Andy Gardiner of Central Florida. Talking to reporters afterward, the governor explained his rationale for the billion-dollar tax cut. “As people move to the state, as people have gotten jobs, as home prices have gone up our state revenues are growing. Our sales tax revenue is growing. Around the state our revenues are growing, and so now we’re just making good investments.” Scott also criticized his gubernatorial challenger Charlie Crist and President Barack Obama … Read More
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Intersection | Orange County Commission District 2 Candidates and Annette Taddeo



Orange County voters head to the polls next week on Tuesday August 26. The primary ballot will decide who will fill some vacancies on the Orange County Commission and also ask voters to decided on Orange County charter amendments. Ballot 2014 coverage continues with a look at some of the candidates for Orange County Commission District 2. Also, 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks with Annette Taddeo, the running-mate of Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist about the role of Hispanic voters this election cycle and her vision for her role as Lieutenant Governor if Crist wins.
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