State Week: Minimum Wage Bill On Fast Track

Feb 8, 2019

The Illinois Senate fast-tracked legislation that would gradually raise Illinois' minimum wage, eventually reaching $15 per hour in the year 2025. Gov. J.B. Pritzker is eager to quickly fulfil a campaign promise; will the Illinois House cooperate and send him the bill as-is?

Meanwhile, the Pritzker administration is painting a bleak picture of state finances ahead of the governor's budget address later this month.

Sean Crawford hosts with regular panelists Charlie Wheeler and Brian Mackey, and guest Jaclyn Driscoll of NPR Illinois.