At the Governor’s mansion, surrounded by Democrats and union leaders, Pritzker called the bill “a victory for the cause of economic justice.”
Pritzker told the Sun-Times he’ll focus on moving past the “damage” incurred by former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
The administration will not say how many more billions this scheme will wind up costing taxpayers in the long-term.
The Democratic National Committee, throwing its winter meeting this week, will announce the 2020 convention site before the end of the month.
A bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 by 2025 needs only Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature to become law.
People who support casinos tout the short-term gains in employment, but that gain is tiny compared to the ways casinos wreak havoc on communities.
A minimum wage increase appears headed for approval without any support from Republicans this week after passing its final committee hurdle Wednesday.
Pritzker’s scheme raises ethical and legal issues, constitutional and statutory.
After inflation, low-wage workers will be taking home only 27 percent more than they are today.
The plan comes a week before Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to give his budget address, which he has vowed will set a “different direction” for the state.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is among those who think only an incompetent boob would work for $148,000 a year.
Four Democratic legislators plan to introduce legislation this week that would repeal several decades-old abortion-related provisions in state law.
We believe in free markets. We just don’t think winner should take all. Illinois has always been about working people. Let’s keep it that way.
The Justice, Equity and Opportunity Initiative is expected to be a broad-ranging effort that looks at criminal sentencing, education and poverty.
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