On Friday, Gov. Rauner vetoed a bill that would have raised the Illinois minimum wage to 15/hr by 2022, as reported by the Tribune.
The bill, which garnered a lot of excitement amongst laborers in the state, would have started by raising the state minimum to 9.00/hr from 8.25 on January 1st, 2018.
Rauner has been quoted as saying that the bill would “hurt the very individuals it seeks to help.”
With the election so soon, gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar has already made a statement on this very issue via his twitter.
“This is Rauner’s vision for Illinois: A race to the bottom where working families struggle while rich get richer,” Pawar wrote.