Bruce Rauner

Illinois governor vetoes bill to raise state's minimum wage to $15 an hour

Illinois governor vetoes bill to raise state's minimum wage to $15 an hour

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that would have raised the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, arguing that it would hurt businesses and ultimately reduce jobs.

Advocates for the wage hike had been anticipating a veto by the Republican governor. The veto kept Illinois from becoming the third state, after California and New York, to adopt a $15 minimum wage.

States and cities have increasingly moved to raise their minimum wages in the absence of federal action on the issue. The federal minimum wage has been $7.25...

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