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After judge tosses Miami Beach living wage ordinance, Phil Levine may pursue constitutional amendment

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The City of Miami Beach lost the first round of a battle to raise the minimum living wage to $13.31 an hour. Nevertheless, Mayor Philip Levine vows he will fight back, possibly with a constitutional amendment to get the law through. After Levine signed the law last June to gradually raise Miami Beach’s minimum wage from the state’s $8.10 to $13.31 by 2021, a number of business groups filed suit. On Monday, Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Peter R. Lopez ruled the ordinance was not valid under…

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