Should Illinois Increase Its Minimum Wage?
The debate rages on.
Despite Illinois governor Bruce Rauner vetoing a bill that would increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour, the Illinois Economic Policy Institute says a raise would be in the state's best interest.
“A lot of people don’t recognize that raising the minimum wage saves taxpayers money,” said Frank Manzo IV, policy director for the institute. “By raising the minimum wage you can reduce working poverty by a significant amount.”