minimum wage

State News
6:53 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Speaker wants 'millionaire tax' referendum

House Speaker Michael Madigan wants voters to weigh in on his so-called "millionaires' tax" at the November elections. The referendum would ask if income greater than a million dollars should be taxed an additional three percent, with the money going to schools.

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State News
1:24 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Il GOP wants voters to decide whether 5% income tax rate remains

The question of whether to extend Illinois' temporary income tax increase has dominated the spring legislative session. Tuesday, Republicans are saying the question ought to be put to voters this fall. 

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State News
10:51 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Il House committee approves minimum wage ballot question

Plans to raise the minimum wage in Illinois have struggled all spring. Instead of letting the proposal fail in the General Assembly, Democratic leaders want to put it to voters. As IPR'S Hannah Meisel reports, the question on the November ballot would be non-binding.

House Speaker Michael Madigan says he wants to ask voters a simple question: "Shall the minimum wage in Illinois for adults, over age 18, be raised to $10 an hour by January first, 2015?"

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State News
6:22 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Durbin criticizes GOP candidates for governor

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is criticizing the Republican field of candidates governor for their stances on low-income workers and the unemployed. IPR'S Hannah Meisel reports.

It's an ongoing battle the Democratic senator is fighting in Congress, mirrored in the race for the governor's mansion: raising the minimum wage. 

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State News
6:14 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Quinn stays silent on whether he wants to extend the income tax increase

The only mention of taxes during Governor Pat Quinn's address at ISU Sunday came when discussing the Republican candidates for Governor. Illinois' largest-ever income tax increase is due to sunset half-way through the fiscal year, but the Chicago Democrat is not saying if he'll support continuing the temporary hike.

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State News
6:23 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Local lawmakers react to State of the State

State Senator Darin LaHood says the governor’s rhetoric does not match Illinois’ reality.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:25 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Schock on the State of the Union

18th District Congressman Aaron Schock says he liked the President’s comments on tax reform. 

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State News
7:07 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Senator Durbin continues push for an extension of unemployment benefits

Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin continues to push for an extension of unemployment benefits. He says it’ll be the first priority when the U.S. Senate reconvenes next week. IPR'S Brian Mackey has more.

Durbin says 83,000 Illinoisans lost unemployment benefits on January first.

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