The swine flu is on the radar of health officials with reported cases on the rise nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 145 confirmed human cases of the virus since July of last year. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, the number is five times more than an estimate made earlier this month.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPSwineFluwrap.mp3]
Florida became the eighth state and the first in the South to adopt a $15 minimum wage. Replicating this in other states and on the federal level remains a challenge.