minimum wage http://tspr.org en Assessing The Minimum Wage Landscape http://tspr.org/post/assessing-minimum-wage-landscape Despite Democratic majorities and a push from the governor, Illinois' legislative session adjourned without a bump in the minimum wage.<p>Lawmakers settled for putting a non-binding question on the November ballot asking if that's something voters want.<p>Part of the problem was that legislators from downstate -- from both parties -- were against a hike.<p>Andrew Biggs says it doesn't make sense to make sense to have a national, or even statewide, minimum wage. Biggs is a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, a D.C. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:35:21 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56245 at http://tspr.org Assessing The Minimum Wage Landscape "Poaching" Not In Blueprint For Illinois Job Growth http://tspr.org/post/poaching-not-blueprint-illinois-job-growth <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;"><p>Illinois' economy was slow to feel the effects of the Great Recession, and has been slow to recover from it. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:19:01 +0000 Hannah Meisel 55942 at http://tspr.org "Poaching" Not In Blueprint For Illinois Job Growth Quinn Fundraising Appeal Tied To Bill Signing http://tspr.org/post/quinn-fundraising-appeal-tied-bill-signing <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters in this file photo." data-attribution="Credit Amanda Vinicky/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201310/QuinnCrop.jpg" alt="" /><p>Voters will get to weigh in on whether Illinois should raise its minimum wage for adults to $10 an hour. Gov. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:57:45 +0000 Brian Mackey 55339 at http://tspr.org Quinn Fundraising Appeal Tied To Bill Signing General Assembly Adjourns With Much Undone http://tspr.org/post/general-assembly-adjourns-much-undone <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="House Speaker Michael Madigan addresses his colleagues at the close of the Illinois General Assembly&#039;s spring session." data-attribution="Credit Brian Mackey/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201405/2014-05-30-Madigan-posst-session.jpg" alt="" /><p>The General Assembly finished its legislative session shortly after midnight Saturday, approving a billion-dollar road construction program.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wuis/audio/2014/05/2014-05-31-adjourn-WUIS Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:13:25 +0000 Brian Mackey 54205 at http://tspr.org General Assembly Adjourns With Much Undone Minimum Wage Hike Would Be Costly For WIU http://tspr.org/post/minimum-wage-hike-would-be-costly-wiu <p>Nearly a quarter of the student body works part-time, up to 20 hours a week, for the university. The majority of those students make $8.25 an hour, the current minimum wage in Illinois. Tue, 06 May 2014 20:23:34 +0000 Emily Boyer 52750 at http://tspr.org Minimum Wage Hike Would Be Costly For WIU