“An increase in the minimum wage is an investment in our local economy, communities and area families. Not only will this minimum wage increase create a path for all of Illinois’ families to better financial stability, but it will also put billions of new dollars into our local economy.
“This bill will provide a fair wage to local families while boosting our local business climate. When families have more money coming in, they invest that money back into our local economy each time they go to a grocery store, restaurant or other local business. Reinvesting these higher wages will generate billions of dollars in economic activity, helping our small businesses continue to succeed and grow. This legislation will further benefit businesses by providing a tax credit to nearly 80 percent of all employers in Illinois, offsetting the cost of increasing workers’ pay.
“The cost of living and paying for essentials like food, health care and education have continuously increased while our minimum wage has remained the same. This legislation balances families’ need for increased wages with the needs of small businesses statewide. Fair pay for working men and women across the state makes Illinois a better place for both businesses and families. As state Representative, I am proud to have supported legislation to help lift workers out of poverty, build a stronger and larger middle class and create more economic opportunities for business in Illinois.”
For more information, please contact Rep. Mussman’s constituent service office at 847-923-9104 or StateRepMussman@gmail.com.