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Dane County Board approves referendum question for $10.10 min. wage

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Dane County Board approved putting a referendum on the November ballot, asking for an increase in Wisconsin's minimum wage, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Supervisors want the rate to increase from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour.

During a news conference Thursday, a former minimum wage worker said he's seen too many of his peers struggle at the end of their paychecks.

"We're ready to raise up Wisconsin," says Shawn Lane. "We're ready to stand together with workers around the world who are fighting in solidarity for what is right."

Those against an increase of the minimum wage say it will lead to job losses.

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