House Wraps With No Minimum Wage Vote

(Springfield, IL) — The House has wrapped up their veto session without taking a vote on minimum wage. Governor Quinn was hoping lawmakers would pass the bill so he could sign it before he leaves office next month. The latest proposal would’ve boosted the wage to nine-dollars-an-hour next year for workers over 18. It would’ve gone up to eleven-dollars over a five-year span. The Senate sponsor of the bill was confident it would clear but it didn’t gain quite
enough support in the House. State reps aren’t slated to come back to Springfield until next month.