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Wis. Assembly set to End Government Minimum Wage

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would end minimum wage mandates for local government workers and contractors paid with state or federal money.

State law prohibits local governments from enacting living wage ordinances. The prohibition doesn't apply to government workers and contractors, however.

Madison, Dane County and Milwaukee County have ordinances that require their workers and contractors to be paid a minimum wage. Republican Rep. Chris Kapenga's bill would invalidate such ordinances as applied to employees and contractors paid with state money or federal money that passes through the state.

The bill also would invalidate local residency requirements for contractors paid with state or federal money.

The Assembly is expected to vote on the bill Thursday.


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