minimum wage http://northernpublicradio.org en Assessing The Minimum Wage Landscape http://northernpublicradio.org/post/assessing-minimum-wage-landscape <p>Despite Democratic majorities and a push from the governor, Illinois' legislative session adjourned without a bump in the minimum wage.</p><p>Lawmakers settled for putting a non-binding question on the November ballot asking if that's something voters want.</p><p>Part of the problem was that legislators from downstate -- from both parties -- were against a hike.</p><p>Andrew Biggs says it doesn't make sense to make sense to have a national, or even statewide, minimum wage. Biggs is a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, a D.C. think tank that leans toward free enterprise.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:04:20 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 50340 at http://northernpublicradio.org Assessing The Minimum Wage Landscape Quinn Signs Minimum Wage Ballot Question http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-minimum-wage-ballot-question <p></p><p>Voters will get to weigh in on whether Illinois should raise its minimum wage for adults to $10 an hour. Governor Pat Quinn approved the ballot question Sunday. And he wasted no time campaigning on the issue. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:07:02 +0000 Brian Mackey 49507 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Signs Minimum Wage Ballot Question Quinn Supports Voter Say On Minimum Wage Hike http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-supports-voter-say-minimum-wage-hike <p>Governor Pat Quinn says he supports asking voters whether Illinois' minimum wage ought to be raised to $10 an hour.</p><p>The state Senate approved that question today for the November ballot.</p><p>Senator Kimberly Lightford (D-Chicago) says polling shows support for the hike across the state. She says a ballot question could give lawmakers the push they need.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 10:08:57 +0000 Brian Mackey 48253 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Supports Voter Say On Minimum Wage Hike Quinn Supports Effort To Boost Illinois' Minimum Wage http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-supports-effort-boost-illinois-minimum-wage <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants to raise the state’s minimum wage. His support comes as new census figures show more Illinois residents are living in poverty. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:41:22 +0000 Mike Moen & Amanda Vinicky 18842 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Supports Effort To Boost Illinois' Minimum Wage Minimum wage debate resurfaces in Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/minimum-wage-debate-resurfaces-illinois <p><a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1565&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegID=57471&amp;SessionID=84">Senate plan </a>would eventually raise the state wage to $10.55. Critics say the plan would put a squeeze on business owners. Thu, 17 May 2012 12:12:24 +0000 Mike Moen 11861 at http://northernpublicradio.org