Alternative Minimum Wage Bill Gets House Committee OK - NBC Chicago
Inc Well | Small Business Advice for Chicago Entrepreneurs
A how-to blog for Chicago business

Alternative Minimum Wage Bill Gets House Committee OK

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Small Biz Struggling to Access Capital, Report
    Getty Images

    Legislation in the Illinois House to increase the minimum wage at a slower rate than the Senate proposes has received committee approval.

    Rep. Art Turner's measure would increase the wage from $8.25 to $9 beginning in July.

    The Labor and Commerce Committee approved it 16-10 Wednesday.

    The Chicago Democrat's proposal would implement another hike to $10 in July 2016.

    The Senate plan would push it to $9 in July and increase it 50 cents a year — to $11 by 2019.

    But that initiative by Democratic Sen. Kimberly Lightford of Maywood hasn't gained House support.

    The issue is complicated because Chicago imposed a city wage that hits $13 by 2019.

    Gov. Bruce Rauner supports an increase with pro-business reforms.

    Get the latest from NBC Chicago anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android