A different shade of green
Down in Florida, voters were given a choice to raise the minimum wage, and they achieved the 60% needed to get it to pass. This new measure will increase the current minimum wage of $8.56 to $15 over the course of the next six years.
Proposition 22 was on the ballot in California. Gig companies like Uber and Doordash were fighting to keep their app-based workers categorized as independent contractors. Prop 22, the “costliest” ballot measure in the state’s history, passed.
In Colorado, voters elected to establish a paid family leave program — the most expansive in the country.