Republican Rauner flip flops on his minimum wage proposal

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Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, is no longer saying he would cut the minimum wage.

Last month, Rauner said he would lower the state minimum wage by a dollar, to make it equal to the federal rate of $7.25 an hour.

Rauner now says that was an over-simplification of a complex issue.

He says he meant that he supported raising the federal minimum wage and tying the Illinois rate to that.

Rauner’s three Republican challengers are all against raising the minimum wage.

None of them say it should be cut to the federal level.

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