WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Assembly passes "living wage" ordinance bill
Wisconsin communities could still have "living wage" ordinances, as long as state tax money is not used to cover the higher minimums. The state Assembly voted 56-to-37 last night to put limits on the local laws which are in effect in Milwaukee, Madison, and Dane County. They require minimums higher than the state's rate of 7.25-an-hour for government employees and contractors. The Milwaukee County Board recently passed a minimum wage of 11.32-an-hour for county workers.