Tampa Bay Times: The Florida constitutional amendments on the 2020 ballot, explained

By Kirby Wilson
Tampa Bay Times, Sep. 23, 2020

Florida voters have the power to dramatically change the laws of the state on Nov. 3. Half a dozen constitutional amendments could permanently shape Florida policy ...

Amendment 2: Raising Florida’s Minimum Wage

... This ballot initiative would gradually raise the minimum wage in Florida to $15 per hour by 2026. Florida’s current minimum wage is $8.56 per hour, greater than the $7.25 federal minimum wage.

The amendment would help level the playing field for workers, says Florida for a Fair Wage, the initiative’s sponsor organization, which is chaired by Orlando attorney John Morgan. ...

Danielle Ferrari, owner of the Tampa clothing store Valhalla Resale, said she supports the initiative. She said a better-paid worker will spend more, lifting businesses across the state. ...

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