State Senator Neil Anderson released the below statement following the Senate vote on Senate Bill 1, which would increase the minimum wage to $15 over six years.
“The economic diversity of this state is something that must be considered when discussing a minimum wage increase,” said Sen. Anderson. “The differences of Chicago versus my region of the state are vast and need to be examined. Residents in my region already have no problem hopping over the border to Iowa, what will happen when Illinois businesses are forced to take their business, the jobs they provide and the taxes they pay across state lines? They won’t think twice about going elsewhere.”