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

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

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By Elizabeth Eisele By Elizabeth Eisele

(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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