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Florida voters choose to raise minimum wage to $15 over 6 years

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During the general election Tuesday, Nov. 3, Florida voters approved raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, which would be phased in over the next six years. More than 61% of Floridians casting ballots voted yes on Amendment 2. This supermajority approved the amendment to the Florida Constitution that will increase the state’s minimum wage from the current $8.56 an hour to $15 an hour by 2026. Nothing happens until Sept. 30, 2021, when the minimum wage will increase by $1.44 to $10 an hour. Then, every year on Sept. 30 the minimum wage will be raised by $1 until it reaches $15 in 2026. Future increases would then be adjusted for inflation again starting in 2027.

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