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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: The Impact Of A Higher Minimum Wage


Last week the Florida Supreme Court approved a proposed constitutional amendment to be included on the November 2020 ballot. If approved by 60% of the voters it would raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour from its current level of $8 and 56 cents an hour. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind sits down with 90.7’s Matthew Peddie to explain the economic impact of a higher minimum wage.
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Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Commentaries: Sea Level Rise A Concern For Coastal Residents And Inland Communities


Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the latest studies indicate that it will cost in excess of $75B  by 2030 to provide infrastructure to protect Florida against sea level rise and to allow the state to continue operating more or less as it does today. He tells 90.7’s Matthew Peddie sea level rise is a concern for residents of inland areas like Orlando, too. 
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