Florida Chamber Responds to $15 Minimum Wage Amendment

Jordan Kirkland ()                  The Florida Report ()          December 20th, 2019

An amendment to raise Florida's minimum wage is cleared to go before voters in 2020.

The Florida Supreme Court approved ballot language Thursday for a proposed constitutional amendment that would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The petition drive to put the proposal on the ballot was led by personal injury lawyer John Morgan. Morgan was also behind the effort to legalize medical marijuana, which Florida voters approved in 2016.

If approved by 60 percent of voters, the state’s minimum wage would rise from the current $8.46 an hour to $10 in September 2021, with $1 an hour increases annually until it reaches $15 in 2026.

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