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Senator Rezin votes against raising the state minimum wage

Posted by wlpo on December 4, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois Senate has passed legislation that would raise the state’s minimum wage.

The bill passed the Senate by a 39-18 vote, with State Senator Sue Rezin of Morris voting against it. She thinks a decision on the minimum wage shouldn’t happen until Bruce Rauner takes over as governor next month.

The law would by 2019 increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $11 an hour for workers 18 and older. Despite the Senate’s action, the House has left Springfield for the year so they won’t vote on raising the minimum wage until 2015.

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