Minimum wage hike could affect students, taxpayers

Illinois News Network

SPRINGFIELD — College administrators and municipal officials across Illinois say that hours will be cut for student workers, taxpayers may pay more and services may be cut if Illinois raises the minimum wage.

“Right now, we are able to hire eight part-time student workers in the Athletic Department,” says Mac Ingmire, athletic director at Lincoln Christian University. “If the minimum wage were to increase by two dollars or more, that number would be closer to four or five, and the hours we can offer our students to work would be cut.”

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