Speaking of efforts to mandate increases in state minimum wages, the latest polling on the Florida minimum wage ballot initiative shows the effort is not as sure a winner as was originally projected. Amendment 2 on the November ballot, which would increase the state current minimum wage of $8.56 per hour to $10 per hour next year and by an $1 an hour each year thereafter until the wage reaches $15 per hour in 2026. To be enacted into law, the measure must win approval of at least 60% of the votes cast in the November 3 election by Florida residents and a survey by Monmouth University from one month ago had the minimum wage initiative winning the support of 67% of likely voters in the Sunshine State. More recently however, with the coronavirus pandemic continuing to wreak economic havoc, the margins have tightened and a poll released this week by the University of North Florida (UNF) pegged support for the increase right at 60%, the minimum threshold needed for passage. The UNF poll had 37% firmly in opposition to Amendment 2. Elections do have consequences!