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In the recent wake of Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of an $15 minimum wage hike, several workers gathered on the floor of the James R. Thompson Center lobby chanting, “Rauner Vetoed $15, Veto Rauner in 18!” Photo Courtesy of Fight for $15

In the recent wake of Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of an $15 minimum wage hike, several workers gathered on the floor of the James R. Thompson Center lobby chanting, “Rauner Vetoed $15, Veto Rauner in 18!” Photo Courtesy of Fight for $15

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ILLINOIS WORKERS, LEADERS CONTINUE TO CHALLENGE RAUNER’S MINIMUM WAGE VETO

Rauner explained in his veto message for SB 81 that while helping low-income families get out of poverty is a top priority, recent economic evidence proves this bill would have done the total opposite.