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A NEW CAMPAIGN IS RENEWING THE PUSH TO RAISE THE STATE MINIMUM WAGE TO 15 DOLLARS AN HOUR. 
 
SUPPORTERS SAYS UP TO 40 PERCENT OF ALL WORKERS IN ILLINOIS EARN LESS THAN 15 DOLLARS AN HOUR. REPRESENTATIVE WILL GUZZARDI OF CHICAGO IS INTRODUCING LEGISLATION TO HELP THOSE PEOPLE OUT.
 
 
UNDER THE BILL…THE WAGE WOULD GRADUALLY BE INCREASED FROM THE CURRENT EIGHT DOLLARS 25 CENTS AN HOUR, TO 15 BUCKS AN HOUR BY 2022. THE FIRST INCREASE WOULD BE IN JANUARY TO NINE DOLLARS.
 
GUZZARDI SAYS THE “15 FOR ILLINOIS’ FUTURE CAMPAIGN” IS MEANT TO BRING WORKERS OUT OF POVERTY AND END CORPORATE WELFARE.
 
 
GUZZARDI  ADDS THERE WOULD BE TAX OFFSETS TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES COPE WITH THE HIGHER LABOR COSTS.

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