Voters Say Yes To State Referendum Questions

Illinois voters approved three non-binding referenda on Tuesday’s ballot that were designed to increase turnout among Democrats.

About 63 percent of voters approved a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 per hour to $10. 61 percent of voters said yes to the idea of imposing an additional three percent income tax on millionaires. 63 percent of voters who answered the question voted in favor of the idea of requiring health insurance plans to provide coverage for birth control.

Meanwhile, two binding referenda appear to have reached the required vote totals to become law — one to expand crime victims’ rights, and one to effectively bar voter ID laws.