A Florida ballot initiative that will gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour is projected to pass, according to The Associated Press.
The proposal, known as Amendment 2, needed at least 60% approval to pass under the state constitution.
Under the new law, the current minimum wage of $8.56 will rise to $10 next year. It will increase $1 each year thereafter until it hits $15 in 2026. After that, it will adjust annually according to an inflation index.
By passing the measure, Florida joins that are moving toward a $15 minimum wage, which has been the rallying cry of the Fight for $15 campaign in fast food and other low-wage industries. The new law will