STATEMENT FROM FDP CHAIR ROD SMITH ON JUDGE'S RULING PRESERVING FAIR WAGES FOR FLORIDA'S WORKING FAM
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Today, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith issued the following statement following the Leon County Circuit Court's decision declaring Rick Scott and the GOP legislature's attempt to cut wages by 3-percent for state employees unconstitutional.
"This decision is yet another blow to Rick Scott's continued assault on the middle class and a victory for Florida's families. In the midst of our economic recovery, Scott's brazen, unconstitutional attempt to cut wages by 3-percent moves our state in the wrong direction and continues to put the burden of solving our state's budget crisis squarely on the backs of working families. We applaud the court's decision which will protect working Floridians from the serious and devastating consequences of the GOP's extreme, Tea Party agenda."