11-11-19 evers wants to raise state workers’ minimum wage to $15

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.  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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