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Gov. Tony Evers to push Wisconsin toward $15 per hour minimum wage

Posted at 12:06 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 13:06:11-05

MILWAUKEE — In addition to decriminalizing marijuana, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers plans to push Wisconsin toward a $15 per hour minimum wage.

According to our partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal, Evers will take steps to dial back the manufacturing tax credit to fund a middle-class tax cut while moving the state to a higher minimum wage.

Several manufacturers in Wisconsin have received tax credits “that come to millions of dollars,” Evers said.

“The state of Wisconsin needs fairness" in its income taxes, he said.

Evers also added that his proposal will be "similar" to the Illinois bill calling for a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2025.

"I still believe that we can raise the minimum wage without impacting businesses across the state," Evers said.

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