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.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.