Ill. Sen. Durbin rallies in Metro East for minimum wage increase

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by Dan Greenwald / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 14 at 5:47 PM

(KMOV.com) – US Senator Dick Durbin was in the Metro East Monday in support of a plan to raise the minimum wage.

Durbin supports the Minimum Wage Fairness Act, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.  Durbin said the current wage hurts taxpayers because those working for less have to rely on government aid.

Durbin also said the increase would help businesses because it would give their customers more money to spend.

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