- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - The candidates for governor are disagreeing over how and when Illinois’ minimum wage should be increased.

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said during a debate Tuesday he wants to raise the wage from $8.25 to $10 per hour by Jan. 1.

Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW’-nur) says Quinn has had six years in office and a Democrat-controlled Legislature and could have increased the wage if he wanted to. He’s accusing Quinn of playing “political football.”

Quinn says he expects voters to support a non-binding question about an increase on the Nov. 4 ballot. He says after that he’ll go to Springfield and “get the job done.”

Rauner pledged he’ll support an increase if pro-business reforms occur so businesses can afford higher payroll. He wants lower taxes and worker’s compensation and tort reform.

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