Republican gubernatorial candidate and Winnetka resident Bruce Rauner is saying he wants to raise, not lower, the minimum wage after saying the opposite previously. According to the Chicago Sun-Times:
"SPRINGFIELD — Veering 180 degrees in a stunning political turn, millionaire private equity investor Bruce Rauner said Wednesday he misspoke and was “flippant” when he appeared to advocate a rollback last month in Illinois’ minimum wage.
In fact, Rauner now says he wants to see the minimum wage increase.
“I have to be careful about my words, and I didn’t choose my words carefully enough,” Rauner told the Chicago Sun-Times in an interview following a report about his statement before a business group in the Quad Cities last month."