CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a plan to increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 over five years.
The state’s minimum wage is $8.25. The proposal would raise it incrementally until 2022. The plan also includes a tax credit for some small businesses.READ MORE: When Insurance Company Wouldn't Budge On His Claim, He Took Matters Into His Own Hands; Who Monitors Complaints Against Insurers In Illinois?
Proponents say it’s the best chance to raise wages and improve living conditions for many Illinoisans. Opponents include business groups who say it’ll have an adverse impact on job creators.
In his veto message issued Friday, the Republican governor says Illinois needs comprehensive solutions to grow the economy and jobs.READ MORE: Local Vaccination Sites Begin Administering Pfizer Vaccine To Kids Ages 12 To 15 Thursday; Some Sites Extend Hours
He’s previously said he’d support a minimum wage increase in conjunction with other regulatory changes.
One bill sponsor, Rep. Will Guzzardi of Chicago, says he’ll seek an override of Rauner’s veto.MORE NEWS: Dive-In Prayer Service For End Of Ramadan Being Held At Aurora's Fox Valley Mall
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