Your Voice Your Vote: Higher minimum wage passes

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Updated: Nov. 3, 2020 at 10:50 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WWSB) - Florida voters decide to gradually boost the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The hike in the minimum wage would be phased in through Sept. 30, 2026, but it would represent a significant move in a state heavily dependent on tourism and the service industry for jobs.

The amendment will deliver more than $70 billion in raises for over 24 million workers nationwide since 2012. Essential workers, fast food employees, and many more will benefit financially from the passing of the amendment.

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