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Dems drumming up support for minimum wage increase

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MADISON (WKOW) --Several Democratic State lawmakers are drumming up support for their recently introduced call for a minimum wage increase.

If enacted, Wisconsin's "Fair Minimum Wage" bill would immediately raise the minimum wage to $8.20 an hour, then to $9.15 the next year, and finally to $10.10 two years from now. After that, minimum wage would be indexed to inflation each year.

Democratic Representative Cory Mason from Racine is one of the bills authors and says, "Given there are 600,000 families that would be positively impacted by this bill, I think it would not only be good politics, but really good for our Wisconsin economy."

Opponents of the legislation, including those at the Employment Policies Institute, say raising minimum wage could result in fewer entry-level job opportunities.

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