Workers call for $15 minimum wage

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By: Capitol News Service
April 15, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A group of workers called on state lawmakers Monday morning to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The group estimates more than three million Floridians would be impacted by the wage increase.

State Senator Victor Torres says that translates to increased economic activity.

“We know if workers earn a fair wage, they rely on less government-funded programs and can afford to spend more money on local business,” said Torres.

Opponents of raising the minimum wage argue it could would result in companies offering fewer positions to cut costs.

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