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South Florida Tea Party announces support for GOP casino bill

By | 01.20.12 | 12:15 pm

Everett Wilkinson, chairman of the South Florida Tea Party and state coordinator for the Florida Tea Party, this week announced his support for the casino bill that would allow three Las Vegas-style casino resorts in South Florida.

VIDEO: Casino debate rages in Legislature, on TV

By | 01.19.12 | 11:18 am

The South Florida casino bill that passed its first vote in the Florida House of Representative last week has prompted bills that regulate other gaming business, while opponents move ahead aggressively in the media.

Committee advances bill that stops municipalities from cracking down on wage theft

By | 01.12.12 | 11:09 am

A GOP-sponsored bill that would prohibit local governments from enacting ordinances to resolve wage theft cases passed a vote in the House Community & Military Affairs Subcommittee Wednesday.

VIDEO: Supporters, opponents of Florida casino bill face off in the media

By | 01.10.12 | 1:26 pm

bill filed by state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, and Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, to allow three Las Vegas-style gambling casinos in South Florida passed a first vote (.pdf) in the state Senate Monday.

Scott: Casino bill will be tough to pass in 2012 legislative session

By | 12.22.11 | 8:17 am

Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday that a bill that would allow for three Las Vegas-style casino resorts in South Florida will be tough to pass in the 2012 legislative session.

Miami Lakes construction workers still owed wages

By | 12.14.11 | 12:04 pm

A group of construction workers in Miami Lakes who last week began fighting to receive wages they are owed for several weeks of work will meet today to file a complaint through Miami-Dade County’s anti-wage theft ordinance, a measure under attack in the courts and in the Florida Legislature.

VIDEO: Associated Industries of Florida holds press conference to support casino bill

By | 12.07.11 | 12:14 pm

Associated Industries of Florida held a press conference in Tallahassee on Tuesday to support a bill proposed by GOP state legislators to bring Las Vegas-style casino resorts to South Florida.

Casino supporters, opponents face off in the media

By | 12.05.11 | 9:04 am

Supporters and opponents of the controversial casino bill filed by GOP state legislators are taking their messages to the media.

Activists call on Macy’s, Beall’s to stop fighting ordinance cracking down on wage theft

By | 11.21.11 | 12:15 pm

People Engaged in Active Community Efforts — aka PEACE, an organization of 27 religious congregations from Palm Beach County — delivered holiday cards to Florida Retail Federartion members Saturday as part of their campaign to push for a countywide ordinance to crack down on wage theft.

Faith and labor groups rally against wage theft

By | 11.18.11 | 12:15 pm

Even though nobody would disagree that employees should be paid for their work, how to deal with wage theft has become a highly contentious issue.

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