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Fishkind Conversations: A Raise In Florida’s Minimum Wage?

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Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

One of the issues facing Florida voters on November 3rd is whether to raise the state’s minimum wage.

Amendment 2 would boost the hourly minimum wage from $8.56 to $10 next September, and then bump it up by an additional dollar per year until it reaches $15 dollars an hour by 2026.

90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the outcome of raising the minimum wage is a mixed bag…but he tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston that, all things considered, he thinks it’s a good move for Florida.

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Nicole Darden Creston

About Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from ... Read Full Bio »