SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - The Illinois Senate voted to pass the $15 minimum wage hike on Feb. 7.
Senate Bill 0001 passed by a vote of 39 to 18.
Legislation was sent to the House which had the first read and assigned it to the rules committee.
Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) voted against the measure. He released the following statement:
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce released the following statement:
The following is a statement from the Illinois Chamber:
The Illinois Chamber has provided a link that allows you to send a grassroots activation letter to your state representatives.
The Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) released the following statement following the Senate Executive Committee’s approval of legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour across the state:
A letter was written by a Coalition comprised of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, Illinois Manufacture's Association, Illinois Licensed Beverage Association, National Assoc. of Theatre Owners of Illinois, Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association, Illinois Director of National Federation of Independent Business, Midwest Hardware Association, Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, Illinois Lumber & Material Dealers Association, Illinois Food Retailers Association, Community Bankers Association. of Illinois, ASAP of Illinois, Associated Builders & Contractors Inc and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. The letter includes a proposed compromise, and could be a model for a letter of your own.
To view the letter, Click Here.