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John Morgan adds $1 million to minimum wage fight

Morgan has contributed almost all of the $4.154 million raised by the committee.

Prominent Orlando attorney John Morgan continues to put his money behind a proposed constitutional amendment that would gradually raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The Morgan Firm P.A. contributed nearly $1.075 million last month to the political committee Florida For A Fair Wage, which is trying to get the amendment on the November 2020 ballot, according to a newly filed finance report.

The Morgan Firm P.A. and Morgan & Morgan P.A. have contributed almost all of the $4.154 million raised by the committee, which is chaired by Morgan.

If approved by voters, the proposed amendment would increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour on Sept. 30, 2021 and increase it by $1 each year until it hits $15 an hour on Sept. 30, 2026.

The state’s minimum wage this year is $8.46 an hour. To take the issue to voters, Florida For A Fair Wage needs to get state Supreme Court approval of the proposed ballot wording and needs to submit at least 766,200 petition signatures to the state.

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As of Monday afternoon, the state had received 510,890 signatures, according to the Florida Division of Elections website. Florida For A Fair Wage spent nearly $947,000 in July, with virtually all of the money going to petition-related expenses.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Cogent Observer

    August 12, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Rumor has it that he’s starting an employment agency, too. The mission will be to help find temporary jobs for people who lose their full-time jobs due to this idiocy. Then, he gets to sue the prior employer for wrongful discharge.

    “For the People” my a**.

    • gary

      August 13, 2019 at 1:44 am

      Morgan is the poster child of why lawyers chained to an anchor at the bottom of the ocean is a good start!

  2. gary

    August 13, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Morgan is such a turd!

  3. Dan Lanske

    August 13, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Say goodbye to your favorite restaraunts if this passes…

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