SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, released the following statement after the Illinois House of Representatives voted on minimum wage legislation:  

“We all want fair pay for working families. That’s been my focus throughout a career spent working to bring good-paying jobs back to the Metro East. This experience has shown me that building an economy that works for everyone requires us to look beyond just the minimum wage. We need to level the playing field for small and medium-sized employers in our community that already struggle to compete with large corporations and face steep competition from Missouri businesses. Too many fear a higher cost of doing business in Illinois will have the opposite effect. I’m going to continue to push for solutions that provide stability for employers, and help small businesses create more jobs and raise wages organically for everyone.”

Rep Monica BristowRep Monica Bristow

(D-Alton) 111th District
Springfield Office: 263-S Stratton Office Building Springfield, IL   62706 (217) 782-5996 (217) 558-0493 FAX
District Office: 528 Henry St. Alton, IL  62002 (618) 465-5900 (618) 465-5150 FAX