While the results of the presidential will not be known, let alone certified for quite some time, such delays are not the case in a host of ballot question issues from around the country. Perhaps having the greatest immediate impact on businesses, Amendment 2 was passed by Florida voters with a 61% plurality (the constitutional amendment needed 60% approval to pass). As we’ve advised you in the past, the measure increases the minimum wage in Florida (currently $8.56/hour) to $10 in September 2021 and by another $1/hour each year thereafter until it reaches $15 per hour in September 2026. Similarly, the voters in Portland Maine approved a ballot question that will hike the current $12 minimum wage in Portland to $13 in January 2022, $14 in 2023 and $15 per hour on January 1, 2024. Perhaps most egregious with the passage of this ballot question, it also requires employers to pay time and a half during any declared emergency, snow as well as public health or others. Illinois voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot exchanging the current flat income tax with a graduated income tax. If passed, the latter would have placed Illinois taxpayers in one of 6 different financial categories and applied a tax rate based on income ranging from 4.75% to 7.99% effective with the 2021 tax year. It would have also hiked the current corporate tax rate of 7% to 7.99%. Elsewhere, a constitutional amendment was approved by voters in Nevada mandating that the state get 50% of its electricity from renewable sources within the next decade -by the year 2030. Question 6, known as the Nevada Renewable Energy Standards Initiative was previously approved by the voters 2 years ago, but Nevada constitutional amendments require two separate approvals. The amendment’s mandates begin in 2022 when the state must get a minimum of 22% of its electricity from renewable sources and increases incrementally over the following eight years.