NFIB blasts the increase in Illinois minimum wage

07/2/2010 | Quincy Herald-Whig (Ill.), The

Illinois raised its minimum wage by 25 cents Thursday to $8.25 an hour, a dollar more than the federal minimum wage. The move will hurt small businesses that hire many young or unskilled workers, critics say. "Small-business owners across this state are struggling like never before, and it's time this state ... focused on job creation and creating an environment where the free enterprise system can thrive," said Kim Clarke Maisch, NFIB/Illinois.

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