Governor Quinn Statement on Senate Committee Passage of Minimum Wage Legislation

CHICAGO –-(ENEWSPF)–November 20, 2014.  Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement on the Illinois Senate Executive Committee’s passage of a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour next year, then to $10.50 per hour in 2016 and $11 per hour in 2017:

“In the November election, people across our state overwhelmingly voiced their support for raising the minimum wage to $10 per hour.

“I commend Senator Kim Lightford and the members of the Illinois Senate Executive Committee who today voted to make this proposal a reality and improve the lives of thousands of working families in Illinois.

“Raising the wage is about dignity and decency and building an economy that works for everyone. Now is the time to get this important legislation passed through the General Assembly for the hundreds of thousands of minimum wage workers across the Land of Lincoln.”