Evers state budget to increase minimum wage

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Democratic Governor Tony Evers disclosed the state budget last week and it entails increasing the minimum wage gradually over the course of the next few years, according to a story in the Journal Times.

Since 2009, Wisconsin’s minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour. Evers’ budget proposal would increase it to $8.25 an hour on January 1, 2020, and eventually to $9 in 2021. Following these increases, it will increase by 75 cents each year for the following two years. Then it would grow annually at the rate of inflation.

Evers’ administration released some documents which indicated that these changes will enable minimum wage workers to earn almost $6 million more in 2020 and 2021.

The budget, which would still need approval from state Legislators, also includes a task force to create a plan to move forward toward a $15 per hour minimum wage.

What do think of Evers’ proposal? Tell us in the comments section.

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  1. I think there is no reason to raise the minimum wage because in doing so the cost of products will have to go up and then that will entail that the ratio of cost of goods and wage will remain the same. No high schooler needs to make $15 an hour, as well as high school dropouts or people who don’t want to strive to get a better job. They deserve to get paid the minimum wage. If you want to get paid more then go back to school get a degree and get a higher paying job, that’s what everyone else had to do so what gives you the right to make 15$ for flipping burgers at a McDonalds.

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