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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Assembly passes "living wage" ordinance bill

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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.

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