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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is proposing raising state employees' minimum wage to $15.

Evers' administration quietly released its 2019-21 state employee compensation plan Friday. It calls for raising all permanent state workers' minimum wage to $15 an hour beginning June 7, 2020. It also calls for a 2% across-the-board salary increase in each year of the biennium and raises for prison guards. Their starting wage would increase from $16.65 to $18.22 an hour.

According to Evers' administration, the entire package is expected to cost $84.15 million.

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The plan is subject to legislative approval. The Legislature's finance committee has already authorized money to cover the 2% raises and the prison guard raises.

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Climatehoax

Stupid liberal, the tax payers pay these wages, why should the state employees make more than the people paying their wages, and, state workers produce nothing to make money. Simply asinine.

capedcrusader

Like probation officers right Climatehoax?

PhysicsIsFun

According to you, Trump is putting more money in everybody's pockets. Plus he has us at full employment. Those two things should bring pay raises to public employees. Apparently not according to you. You make zero sense as usual. All you do is spew stupidity on a daily basis, that and hate. Just go away.

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