Illinois minimum wage hike to be decided by voters

Illinois approved legislation that will leave the decision of raising the state minimum wage to voters.

House Bill 3814 directs the State Board of Elections to place the following advisory question on the November 4, 2014, General Election ballot: “Shall the minimum wage in Illinois for adults over the age of 18 be raised to $10 per hour by January 1, 2015?” (Illinois Government News Network, Governor’s Office Press Release, June 22, 2014; Public Act 98-657 (H.B. 3814), http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=098-0657.)

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