SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After the Illinois House of Representatives voted to pass a $15 minimum wage package that will put more money into workers’ pockets and generate $19 billion in new economic activity every year, state Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, released the following statement:

“After nearly ten years without increasing the minimum wage, it is clear that men and women across our state deserve a raise, especially here in our community. Yesterday, the House took one big step to uplift vulnerable residents out of poverty.

“Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour will put more money in peoples’ pockets and help them make ends meet. It will also help stimulate the state’s economy by generating billions in annual economic activity. To offset new costs, up to 80 percent of businesses will receive tax breaks.

“I look forward continuing to work with my colleagues, exploring new proposals to help residents in our community raise their standard of living. Taking action to uplift those across our community remains one of my top priorities.”

For questions or more information, please contact Rep. Greenwood’s full-time constituent service office by calling (618) 646-9557, or by emailing staterepgreenwood@gmail.com.

Rep LaToya GreenwoodRep LaToya Greenwood

(D-East St. Louis)
114th District
Springfield Office:
265-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8062
District Office:
4700 State St.
Suite 2
East St. Louis, IL 62205

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