ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — More than a dozen lawmakers from around the state plan to live on a minimum wage this week to draw attention to efforts to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Daniella Mayor Levine Cava: 'Countywide Curfew Could Be Lifted By April 5th'
Starting Monday, the 18 lawmakers will live for five days on $17 per day. That figure represents what a minimum wage worker has after the costs of taxes, childcare and housing are deducted from an $8.05-an-hour paycheck.READ MORE: CBS4 Photojournalist Rafael Murciano Is Quite 'The Entertainer' With His Musical Talents
The lawmakers — mostly Democrats — will also go grocery shopping with a minimum wage worker at the start of the week.
State Sen. Dwight Bullard and state Rep. Victor Torres are pushing legislation to increase Florida’s current minimum wage from $8.05 to $15 an hour.MORE NEWS: Dolphin Legend & Humanitarian Nat Moore Honored With Mural In Overtown
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