One recent hot-button issue for many elected officials in Illinois politics has been minimum wage jobs.
State Representative Bill Mitchell feels Governor Pat Quinn has been focusing on minimum wage job too much of late and believes Gov. Quinn and other Democrats should be talking about higher income jobs in the State of Illinois. According to Mitchell, Illinois should be in the midst of creating a "good job agenda" which focuses on the vast majority of Illinois' working citizens.
A recent statistic shows Illinois has more people on welfare than working, which Rep. Mitchell feels is outrageous. He wants to see Republicans and Democrats cease arguing and come together to find a solution to the problem.
Rep. Mitchell notes once more jobs become available. the economy can turn around and minimum wage can be raised in Illinois. He feels it doesn't have to require government action to accomplish the turn around.