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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

John Morgan says he will spend $1 million on Florida campaign for $15 'living wage'

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 2:35 PM

John Morgan, an Orlando trial lawyer who spent an estimated $10 million of his own money to make medical marijuana a tangible thing in Florida, now says he will fork out $1 million on a campaign for a $15 "living wage."

"People now are better off not working and taking government handouts paid by taxpayers. Business owners should pay their workers. Not taxpayers," said Morgan to Politico.
According to Politico, Morgan has formed a political committee called Florida for a Fair Wage, which is working with University of Florida law professor Jon Mills to draft the living wage constitutional amendment. Basically the amendment would boost Florida's minimum wage to $10, and then increase by a dollar a year until it's $15, after which minimum wage would adjust with inflation. 

The announcement comes a week after the state announced that the minimum wage will increase 15 cents to $8.25 hourly.

Morgan has not yet announced that he will run for governor of Florida.

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