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Minimum wage mandate bill all but dead

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A Republican bill that would end minimum wage mandates for some local governments is all but dead.

Madison, Dane County, Milwaukee and Milwaukee County require workers and contractors to get a minimum wage, but the bill have invalidated those requirements as applied to workers paid with money that passes through the state.

The Assembly passed the bill last month, and the Senate's Labor Committee approved it Thursday afternoon.

The vote prompted a group of protestors to start chanting outside the hearing, calling the bill an attack on local control and their livelihoods.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said after the vote, a number of senators had problems with the bill, and it likely will not go any further.

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