Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) issued the following statement regarding today’s (May 30, 2017) favorable vote in the Illinois House on Senate Bill 81, which incrementally would increase the Illinois minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022:

I’m encouraged by the House passage of Senate Bill 81, led by Representative Will Guzzardi, which would raise the minimum wage to $15. This is a commonsense solution that would allow us to invest in our communities and invest in people. I’m committed to $15, and I look forward to working with Senator Kimberly Lightford and our colleagues in the Senate to promptly send this bill to Gov. Rauner’s desk. Unfortunately, Gov. Rauner continues to fail to articulate any real plans to help low-income workers in Illinois. Across the state, under the Rauner administration, communities are hurting because of a system that works for millionaires and the machine but just isn’t working for the rest of us.

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