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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: The FL Legislature has taken up a proposal to thwart the determination of their constituents


How many times does the Florida Legislature need to demonstrate how little they value the opinions of their constituents? Once again, they’ve taken up a proposal to directly thwart the determination of the voters. This time, it’s the minimum wage. A question on the 2020 ballot proposed a constitutional amendment that would gradually boost the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026 and passed with more than 60 percent support. The amendment was self-executing and did not need legislative action. But that hasn’t stopped Sen. Jeff Brandes from trying to exempt certain workers. He proposes a reduced minimum wage for workers under age 21, for workers convicted of felonies, for state prisoners and for what he calls “other …
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Intersection: A Look At Florida Politics


Rick Scott will be terming out of his Florida Governor position, which makes him a potential candidate for a senate position. However, as for the Governor race, over the thanksgiving holiday, John Morgan said he would not seek the Democratic nomination for Governor, ending months of speculation he might jump into the race.
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Intersection Podcast

Intersection: Medical Marijuana; John Morgan & The Florida Democratic Party; TEDx Orlando


https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/062317_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe clock is running out for the Florida Department of Health to figure out the rules on medical marijuana use. Lawmakers approved a bill in special session to implement the constitutional amendment, and the deadline for those rules is July 3rd. On today’s program we talk about the road ahead for medical marijuana- what it means for patients and growers in the Sunshine state. Joining the program: 90.7 health reporter Abe Aboraya, lobbyist Louis Rotundo and Pahandle resident Felicia Duncan, whose 7 year old daughter takes medical marijuana to help …
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