Tallahassee, FL ---
Beginning June 1, the State of Florida will be raising its minimum wage for workers, including tipped workers.
A circuit judge announced this week that Florida violated its constitution by failing to increase the state’s minimum wage this year to reflect last year's increase in the cost of living. As a result, the minimum wage will increase to $7.31 per hour. Tipped workers will see heir wages rise from $4.23 per hour to $4.29.
"In college, you're already living on a tight budget and with the increase you'll be able to afford the increasing gas prices, the utilities in your housing and live a comfortable life here in Tallahassee," says Amber Logan of Tallahassee.
Many college students say in this tough economy, any minimum wage increase is appreciated to help them make a living.