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Florida voters approve raising minimum wage to $15 over 6 years

Florida voters have approved the amendment to the Florida Constitution that will raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.56 to $15 an hour over the next six years.

Although Florida’s current minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, supporters of Amendment 2 claimed it is impossible to live on that wage given the state’s cost of living.

Florida joins seven other states that have made plans to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next several years.