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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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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Proposed Assault Weapons Ban for Florida’s 2020 Ballot


A constitutional amendment that would ban semiautomatic assault weapons in Florida has been proposed for the state’s 2020 ballot. The amendment was pushed forward by Ban Assault Weapons NOW, a Miami-based political action committee that includes victims’ family members and survivors of the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the gay nightclub Pulse. The organization says, “The Florida Legislature won’t act. The only way to ban assault weapons like AR-15s and other weapons of war is for the people of Florida to go to the polls and vote.” The proposal prohibits possession of assault weapons, which it defines as “semiautomatic rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition at once, either in fixed …
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