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Minimum Wage Increase Bill Filed In The House

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) - A House Democrat has filed a bill Friday that calls for increasing the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The bill, filed by Rep. Victor Torres of Orlando, will be considered during the 2016 legislative session. It mirrors a bill filed in the Senate last month by Senator Dwight Bullard of Miami.

Previous proposals to increase the minimum wage have not moved forward in the Legislature. The state's minimum wage, which gradually increases each year, hit $8.05 in January.

The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.

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