GOV. SCOTT TO KICK OFF SESSION WITH MORNING ADDRESS
Gov. Rick Scott will address lawmakers at 11 a.m. March 4, the opening day of the annual 60-day legislative session. House Rules Chairman Rob Schenck filed a resolution (HCR 8005) on Thursday that formally sets the time. Also, schedules posted online indicate the House will meet at 9 a.m. March 4, and the Senate will meet at 10 a.m. The House and Senate also have set aside times for meetings in their chambers during the afternoon of opening day.
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STATE MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES SLIGHTLY
It won't come quite early enough to serve as a Christmas bonus, but Florida workers who earn the state minimum wage will see a slight increase in their paychecks after Jan. 1. That's when an automatic increase of 14 cents an hour goes into effect, raising the minimum pay rate in the state to $7.93, up from $7.79. The federal minimum wage is $7.25.
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