Cynthia Stafford

Cynthia Stafford

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Say yes, give Florida a minimum wage raise

In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama said, “Say yes. Give America a raise.” I could not agree more. It is time to give Florida a raise. I have filed House Bill 385 to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour in Florida. More than 1 million Florida workers would benefit from this increase because they are now earning less than $10.10 per hour. Florida has the second highest number of people making minimum wage after Texas, mostly because of the large number of workers in hotels, restaurants and other service industries.