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Nickeled (but not dimed): Minimum wage up 5 cents in Florida

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Florida’s hourly minimum wage is going up, by a nickel. State officials have announced that the wage will rise Jan. 1 in Florida from $8.05 to $8.10 an hour. Florida law requires the state to annually calculate the rate based on increases in the federal Consumer Price Index. Groups representing workers have decried the small wage hike as “trivial.” They say it’s not enough to keep up with the cost of living in Florida’s urban areas. Many Republican leaders, including…

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Charlie Crist dismisses talk of party switch

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Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday evening shot down – again – the notion that his competitive race against former House Speaker Marco Rubio will prompt him to switch from running as a Republican to an independent in the U.S. Senate election. There has been a lot of talk about it again this week, including an ad placed at the top of the Drudge Report and paid by Sen. Jim DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund PAC that asked people whether Crist will…

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