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Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Thousands of petitions from Floridians across the state were delivered to Governor Rick Scott’s office Tuesday. They were delivered by a group of women pushing baby strollers, who are urging Scott to veto a measure that they say would force women to lose pay while caring for a sick loved one.

“We are delivering 11,000 petitions to Governor Rick Scott,” said Ingrid Gomez to a Governor's office Secretary.

“You said there’s 11,000 petitions,” asked the Secretary.

“Yes ma’am,” she replied.

Sick Leave Preemption Bill Draws Statewide Protests

Apr 16, 2013
AGreen / WMFE

Central Florida activists are protesting against legislation to stop municipalities from regulating wages and benefits.

About two-dozen activists gathered Tuesday at Orlando city hall to say the legislation not only stifles a local effort to mandate paid sick time. They say it also erodes municipal authority.