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Rick Kriseman dismisses criticism of raising minimum wage as “crap”

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Speaking on a panel discussing the minimum wage at the Florida Democratic Convention in Lake Buena Vista on Saturday morning, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman dismissed critics of doing such a thing by calling the arguments “crap.” Kriseman, who boasted about the variety of measures that have aided lower-income people and St. Pete employees after being approved by the St. Petersburg City Council, said that leaders like himself need to be ready to deal with the “talking points” offered by critics,…

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Things wasted

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It’s all a mess now. No second second-chance. I left New York a year to the day after I left St. Petersburg. I felt rejuvenated, restored. In my first weeks back, I lectored at my church, joined the Friends of North Branch Library, saw old acquaintances never forgotten. Life was grand. I wrote an article for Creative Loafing. I won the fang-and-claw at Tiger Bay. I was back. I mean baaaccckkk. Then He came knocking. My old friend Politics. For…

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