Minimum wage hike doesn’t draw arguments from Supreme Court of Florida

Minimum wage hike doesn't draw arguments from Supreme Court of Florida

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Florida Supreme Court will not hold oral arguments on a proposed constitutional amendment that would increase the state’s minimum wage after it did not receive any briefs on the issue.

The state’s minimum wage this year is $8.46 an hour. The proposal would increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour in 2021, with it increasing by a dollar each year until it hits $15 an hour in 2026.

The court is now reviewing the wording of the proposed amendment.

Supreme Court approval of wording is a key step in the process of getting amendments on the ballot.

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