An usually busy Saturday Morning.
Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law bill nullifining the Orange County Sick time initiative. An initiative that would have made it mandatory for employers to give workers paid time off after a certain amount of hours have been worked but could not hold workers accountable if they hadn’t earned the hours. It would have been a nightmare for businesses to monitor abuse of the policy and it would have resulted in frivolous lawsuits and hindered job growth.
The initiative was slammed by business owners and widely recognized as a move a political move to flip seats on the County Commission in 2014 elections.
Speaking of the County, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs also gave the “State of the County Address” which was held at “Full Sail Live”. The speech itself was pretty ordinary and featured several high quality production videos. When the full speech is available we’ll post it here.
These stories lead your Saturday Morning Political Headlines:
WKMG Local 6: Mayor Jacobs gives State of Orange County address
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: Foreclosure bill could fast-track process
WOFL FOX 35: Feds search suspected Longwood pill mill
Orlando Sentinel: Orange County Mayor Gives State of the County of Address