For Immediate Release
Sam Quigley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patriotic Millionaires on the $15 Minimum Wage in IL: “Our State Will Thrive”
“Just two years after former Gov. Rauner vetoed similar legislation, Illinois' working families will finally get the boost they deserve.”
Springfield, IL - Today, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, making Illinois the first midwestern state, and fifth state overall, to bring its minimum wage to $15 an hour. In response, Michael and Joan Pine, Patriotic Millionaires and Illinois residents, issued the following statement:
"Just two years after former Gov. Rauner vetoed similar legislation, Illinois' working families will finally get the boost they deserve.
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