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September 22, 2014, 9:20 pm
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Rauner's Stance on Minimum Wage Unclear


There’s another new wrinkle in the ongoing saga of governor candidate Bruce Rauner and his views on the minimum wage.

 

After Rauner took heat for appearing to call for a reduction in Illinois’s minimum wage, he told media outlets this week that he actually supports raising the federal wage up to $10 an hour, and then hiking the state wage to match it, in conjunction with business-friendly reforms.

 

But that appears to contradict remarks Rauner made back in September… including in an interview on 970 WMAY… when he said he was adamantly opposed to any increase in the minimum wage.

 

Rauner said hiking the wage would, quote, “devastate job opportunities” and take away the ability of business owners to make decisions for themselves.

 

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