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Quinn Repeats Call For Minimum Wage Hike, Earned Sick Days

Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:32:01 CST
By: Willis Kern

Quinn Repeats Call For Minimum Wage Hike, Earned Sick Days
Governor Pat Quinn made no mention of Illinois' income tax rate when he spoke to McLean County Democrats in Normal Sunday. Quinn rallied support for his effort to boost Illinois' minimum wage during the annual "Honoring the Roosevelts" dinner by quoting President Franklin Roosevelt.

   

Quinn wants to raise the minimum wage in Illinois to at least ten dollars an hour. He says since 70% of the economy is driven by consumers, it makes sense to put more buying power in their bank accounts. He also called for Illinois to create earned sick days for every worker. He says 80% of minimum wage workers don't earn even one sick day. Quinn is expected to address Illinois sunsetting income tax increase during his budget address, which has been moved to after the March primary.

   

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