minimum wage

Minimum Wage
5:04 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Assessing The Minimum Wage Landscape

Credit WNIJ

Despite Democratic majorities and a push from the governor, Illinois' legislative session adjourned without a bump in the minimum wage.

Lawmakers settled for putting a non-binding question on the November ballot asking if that's something voters want.

Part of the problem was that legislators from downstate -- from both parties -- were against a hike.

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.

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Politics
10:07 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Quinn Signs Minimum Wage Ballot Question

Credit League of Women Voters

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.

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Illinois
5:08 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Quinn Supports Voter Say On Minimum Wage Hike

Credit WNIJ

Governor Pat Quinn says he supports asking voters whether Illinois' minimum wage ought to be raised to $10 an hour.

The state Senate approved that question today for the November ballot.

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.

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Government
6:41 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Quinn Supports Effort To Boost Illinois' Minimum Wage

WNIJ

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.

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Government
7:12 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Minimum wage debate resurfaces in Illinois

Senate plan would eventually raise the state wage to $10.55. Critics say the plan would put a squeeze on business owners.

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