State Senator looks ahead to veto session and minimum wage fight

State Senator looks ahead to veto session and minimum wage fight
State Senator looks ahead to veto session and minimum wage fight

State Senator looks ahead to veto session and minimum wage fight

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Tuesday’s ballot included more than just candidates; there were five non-binding questions for voters. One included raising the state’s minimum wage to $10, a cause that Gov. Pat Quinn has rallied behind. Voters passed the referendum, but what’s its future when the legislature meets back up later this month? State Sen. Kimberly Lightford is a co-sponsor of the minimum wage bill. She anticipates the bill’s future, and how she expects her party to work with the new Republican Governor. Photo: Flickr/BobboSphere