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In St. Pete, Dwight Dudley and Eric Lynn vow to live on minimum wages for a week

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Democratic state Rep. Dwight Dudley and CD 13 candidate Eric Lynn announced at a press conference outside of a McDonald’s in north St. Petersburg on Monday that they will live on minimum wages for the duration of this week, to show their support for workers striving to get the minimum wage raised to $15 an hour. Last week, a total of 18 Democrats in the Legislature announced they would take the “Minimum Wage  Challenge.” Two other local lawmakers said to be…

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House red-light cameras bill rolls through committee stop

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State Rep. Bryan Avila faced pointed scrutiny in the House Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee on Monday, as he played shepherd to a bill that would circumscribe the way cities and local governments can use controversial devices to detect traffic infractions known as red-light cameras. HB 7071 sought to limit the amount of infraction-based revenue cities get to spend on matters unrelated to public safety — many have referred to the cameras as “cash cows” for municipalities — require citations…

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