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Minimum wage bill heads for Thursday House vote Minimum wage bill heads for Thursday House vote

Minimum wage bill heads for Thursday House vote

A minimum wage increase appears headed for approval without any support from Republicans this week after passing its final committee hurdle Wednesday. Senate Bill 1, which would increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 per hour over a six-year period, passed the House Labor and Commerce Committee on a 19-10 vote with all Democrats supporting it and all Republicans voting against.

CAPITOL BRIEFS: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 CAPITOL BRIEFS: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

CAPITOL BRIEFS: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

On Abraham Lincoln’s 210th birthday, his home state’s two U.S. senators advanced a bill to expand the Lincoln National Heritage Area in Illinois. Livingston County, and the cities of Jonesboro and Freeport would be added.

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Illinois' political map has shifted dramatically in the 21st century with Democrats now dominating large cities and the suburbs, and Republicans holding small towns and rural areas. Two researchers at Southern Illinois University, John Jackson and John Foster, discuss that trend and the new paper they have just published. (Read the whole paper at news.siu.edu/2022/06/061522-Lat…context-for-22.php)

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