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  Make work pay in Florida
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Last EditedCBlock941  Aug 19, 2004 08:33am
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MediaNewspaper - Orlando Sentinel
News DateThursday, August 19, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA latte costs $4. A movie ticket is more than $6. Yet the minimum wage is still just $5.15 an hour, where it's been for seven long years.

This fall, thanks to the nearly 1 million Floridians who signed petitions to bring a minimum-wage increase to the ballot, voters across the state will have the opportunity to brighten this picture for more than 300,000 minimum-wage workers by voting whether to raise the state's minimum wage to $6.15 per hour and index it to inflation.

Floridians should vote to do so without hesitation; it is the right thing to do, both morally and economically.
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