State Capital Briefs: Friday, April 13, 2018
STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS (AFTERNOON EDITION): FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018
April 13, 2018NSF Staff
MORGAN PUTS MORE MONEY INTO MINIMUM WAGE MEASURE

Orlando attorney John Morgan last month continued sinking tens of thousands of dollars into an initiative to raise Florida’s minimum wage. Morgan’s law firm, Morgan and Morgan P.A., contributed $87,649 in March to the political committee Florida For A Fair Wage, according to a report posted this week on the state Division of Elections website...

JUDGE TO HEAR ARGUMENTS ON STAY IN POT GROWING CASE

A Leon County circuit judge has scheduled a hearing Tuesday to consider lifting a stay in a case in which Tampa businessman Joe Redner seeks to grow marijuana as part of his treatment for cancer. Judge Karen Gievers this week ruled that Redner, who made his fortune as a strip-club owner, should be able to grow pot under a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana...

FLORIDA FIREFIGHTERS TO HELP BATTLE OKLAHOMA BLAZES

The Florida Forest Service on Saturday will send 28 firefighters to assist with wildfires in northwest Oklahoma, state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Friday. Florida crews will help suppress several different wildfires northwest of Woodward, Okla., in a 130,000-acre area called the “34 Complex.”...