Florida Chamber Responds to $15 Minimum Wage Ballot
An amendment to raise Florida's minimum wage is cleared to go before voters in 2020.
The Florida Supreme Court approved ballot language Thursday for a proposed constitutional amendment that would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The petition drive to put the proposal on the ballot was led by personal injury lawyer John Morgan. Morgan was also behind the effort to legalize medical marijuana, which Florida voters approved in 2016.
On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis made several appointments to the 11th Circuit Court of Florida, as well as the Miami-Dade County Court.
“Today, I am excited to make seven judicial appointments – three to the 11th Circuit Court of Florida and four to the Miami-Dade County Court,” said DeSantis. “It is imperative that judges understand the importance of their work on the bench, which does not include legislating from the bench. I’m confident that each of these appointees understand the proper role of the courts and will faithfully uphold the rule of law.”
Florida's Congressional District 19 continues to be one of the most-talked about openings in the state.
Since U.S. Representative Francis Rooney announced that he would not seek reelection, candidates across the state have jumped at the opportunity to represent the Republican stronghold in Southwest Florida.
To date, the deep red district continues to draw interest from numerous Republicans across the state. Big names vying for the vacancy include state Rep. Dane Eagle, state Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, and Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson.