Kansas City’s minimum wage would rise to $13 an hour over about four and a half years under a newly approved ordinance.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office filed an emergency appeal Monday with the Illinois Supreme Court to settle dueling court orders about whether state employees can get paid during the budget impasse.
Illinois won’t be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse.
Unions representing Illinois state employees have filed a lawsuit demanding they will be paid in full and on time despite the lack of a 2016 fiscal year budget.
Illinois’ government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were silent, service providers buckled up for a bumpy summer ride and state officials asked what bills could be paid if the impasse continues.
City Alderman Shane Cohn has filed a substitute that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $8.25 immediately, which would match Illinois.
The late fee for a business license in the city of St. Louis would triple under a plan being pushed by the city license collector.
Measure would establish $15-per-hour minimum wage by 2020.
Rauner says the budget lawmakers passed is short by four billion dollars.
One of downtown’s largest companies is planning major lay-offs.