State Representative Tommy Gregory today made the following statement commending Senator Joe Gruters and Speaker-Designate Chris Sprowls for their opposition to Amendment 2:
“I commend Senator Joe Gruters and Speaker-Designate Chris Sprowls for announcing their opposition to Amendment 2 yesterday. Their leadership will make a difference in the vital mission of making Florida voters aware of the significant dangers Amendment 2 poses to our economy.
“The More Jobs and Better Wages PC was established earlier this month to make sure voters understand that while mandating a $15 minimum wage in the state constitution may sound good, it will end up costing more than half a million jobs, especially those that would typically be filled by young people and seniors. Faced with skyrocketing labor costs, many business owners will be forced to raise prices or even to close their doors, forcing even more people out of work.
“There is never a right time to enshrine a job-stifling, economy-stalling policy in the Florida Constitution, and it’s an especially bad idea now as we work our way out of the pandemic-induced shutdown. I’m grateful that Senator Gruters and Speaker-Designate Sprowls have spoken out on this important issue, and I welcome them to the fight.”