Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says he will meet with the leaders in the General Assembly in the very near future to talk about a budget plan. That is just one of the issues he will have to face once he is sworn in come January. Rauner has asked the General Assembly to put off any major decisions until then.
That would include a desire to raise the minimum wage in Illinois to $10-an-hour, which current Governor Pat Quinn supports. State Representative Dan Beiser (D-Alton) is optimistic Democrats and Republicans will be able to work together under Rauner.
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Lawmakers return to Springfield for the Fall Veto Session on Wednesday, but are split on the idea of pushing the minimum wage increase. Rauner says it would be inappropriate for lawmakers to act on such significant policy issue before he's sworn in.