Florida News that impacts you – September 10th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- With just over 2,000 cases of COVID-19 reported on Wednesday, Florida’s daily average of COVID-19 cases has dropped to its lowest level since June 18th.
- Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is issuing new guidelines for the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement. Under the plan gender identity has been added as a protected class and de-escalation measures must be followed before engaging in force. Citing Fried: As a former public defender, I share the deep frustration of the Black community at the senseless, continued murder of Black people, and the failure of leaders in positions of power to make impactful changes.
- Florida TaxWatch has issued a report on Florida’s Amendment 2. The proposed amendment, which would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, was described by Florida TaxWatch as detrimental for taxpayers, businesses and low-skill workers
- Florida’s Board of Medicine has produced a report showing that 86% of medical marijuana recommendations over the prior six months included a certification for smoking marijuana which has now become the most common way Floridians are using medicinal marijuana.