BY Rob Lorei
Today we are joined by FSU economic professor Patrick Mason, author of a new Study on the high cost of low wage jobs in Florida. The report found that near the nearly 39 percent of Florida’s workforce, about 3 million people, are working in low-wage jobs that cost taxpayers over $11 Billion a year in public assistance programs. The report comes at a time when both the state house and senate are considering a $1 billion tax cut package that would mostly benefit large companies. Mason will be joined state lawmakers and union leaders yesterday at the State Capitol in Tallahassee to call on legislators to raise the minimum wage to a livable 15 dollars an hour.