Star Files Rachel Potter View Comments It seems like just yesterday Rachel Potter was making us cry in her moving performance as the Mistress in Broadway’s Evita, and now she’s rocking out onstage every week on the TV competition series The X Factor (and did we mention she’s absolutely killing it?!). This week, Potter brings the ‘80s rock edge in a passionate rendition of Heart’s “Alone,” and the judges (well, everyone but Simon Cowell, but we think he’s just jealous) went absolutely wild for her performance. Click below to judge for yourself, then tune in on FOX to see if she makes the cut!
Miami commissioners propose $15 living wage for city service workersCity of Miami Commissioner and vice-chairman Ken Russell is pushing for a higher living wage for city workers. Supported by commission Chairman Keon Hardemon, Russell has filed a new ordinance seeking a minimum living wage of $15 an hour for workers employed through City of Miami Contracts.The ordinance calls for city workers working on service contracts in which contractors provide services over $100,000 annually, be paid at least $15 per hour on or after January 1, 2017.A final vote on the proposed ordinance is expected when the commission meets later this month for its monthly meeting.Commissioner Russell has been pushing for a living wage for city workers as an “important necessity.” Commissioner Hardemon sees the implementation of the new living wage as a tool to fight poverty in the city.The kinds of service contracts that would be include in the new living wage ordinance would include: food preparation or distribution; security services; maintenance services such as custodial, cleaning, computers, refuse removal, repair, refinishing and recycling; clerical or other non-supervisory office work; transportation and parking services; printing and reproduction services; and landscaping, lawn and agricultural services.Contractors who fall under the ordinance would be required to pay to all of their employees who provide covered services no less than $15 per hour without health benefits or a wage of no less than $13.19 an hour with health benefits, as defined in the ordinance.Workers in the City Of Miami and across Florida is paid te state minimum wage of $8.05 per hour, while the Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, a rate that the presidential candidates seeking election on November 8 says they are committed to increase.