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Ill. voters to decide on minimum wage increase, Millionaire's Tax on Nov. 4 ballot

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By John Bailey By John Bailey

(KMOV.com) – When voters in Illinois head to the polls on Nov. 4 they will have two big money issues to decide on.  

One of the things voters will get to decide on is whether the minimum wage should be raised. The current minimum wage in the state is $8.25, voters will get to decide if they want to raise it $10. If voters agree to the minimum wage hike, Illinois will have the highest minimum wage in country.

Currently, only five states and the District of Columbia pay minimum wage workers more than the current minimum wage in Illinois.

Another big issue on the ballot in Illinois is the Millionaire’s Tax, which would allow voters to decide where the extra 3 percent millionaire’s pay in taxes will go. The extra money is supposed to go to education but voters get to decide if that is where the money should go. 

Illinois voters that cannot make it to the polls on Nov. 4 can vote early in the state.  

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