Floridians Approve $15 Minimum Wage Measure

By Carolina Bolado (November 4, 2020, 1:10 AM EST) -- Floridians on Tuesday approved a measure that will increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the course of six years.

The minimum wage proposal, which appeared on the ballot as Amendment 2, just made it across the finish line with 60.79% of the vote with 99.95% of precincts having reported as of early Wednesday. Proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution require 60% approval to pass.

It will bump the Sunshine State's minimum wage from $8.56 an hour to $10 an hour in 2021. The hourly pay will then increase by $1 each year until it reaches $15 per hour...

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