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Crist unveils plan for executive orders to raise wages and prevent discrimination listen

07/29/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Florida, Rick Scott, minimum wage, All Aboard Florida, debates, Nan Rich, elections, 2014 election, immigration


If he’s elected governor again, Democrat Charlie Crist says he’ll sign five executive orders on inauguration day to do things like prevent workplace discrimination, open government and raise the minimum wage for workers contracting with the state.

Crist announced what he’s calling the “First Day of Fairness” plan Tuesday morning at Enoch Davis Center in South St. Petersburg.

“And the things that I would like to do if I win, right after I get sworn in include the following: make govern...

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Foreign policy takes center stage during final Obama-Romney debate listen

10/23/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In their final debate, President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney doubled down on foreign policy last night in Boca Raton. With only two weeks left until Election Day, the two presidential contenders were throwing punches about everything from sanctions on Iran to military spending. During the speech, Obama refueled criticism that Romney flip-flops on key political issues.

“Every time you’ve offered an opinion, you’ve been wrong. You said we should have gone in...

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USF students traveling to final presidential debate to press candidates on climate change listen

10/19/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The issue of global climate disruption has not been emphasized enough during this presidential campaign.

That’s the position of some students from the University of South Florida who are heading down to Boca Raton for the final presidential debate Monday.

"The Student Environmental Association is a student group at USF that works on lots of different campaigns aimed at working with the community and with the local students to clean up the campus and push sustainability issues. We ...

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