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Illinois Governor To Try Minimum Wage Life For A Week

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has agreed to live for a week on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary, as he rallies support for a ballot measure. Governor Quinn spoke at a Chicago campaign event Sunday about the non-binding measure on the Nov. 4 ballot. It asks if the minimum wage should be […]

Illinois Governor To Try Minimum Wage Life For A Week

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has agreed to live for a week on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary, as he rallies support for a ballot measure.

Governor Quinn spoke at a Chicago campaign event Sunday about the non-binding measure on the Nov. 4 ballot. It asks if the minimum wage should be raised from $8.25 to $10. U.S.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky said she’s lived for a week on a minimum-wage income. She then asked Quinn if he would do the same. He answered, “Yes.”

It wasn’t immediately clear what that would entail for Quinn. But Schakowsky says her expendable income for the week was $11 a day.

Quinn’s Republican opponent, Bruce Rauner, has said he’s open to raising the minimum wage. But he’d want to tie it to business reforms.

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