Dem leaders back sales tax options for locals, minimum wage hike

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The Legislature's top Dem leaders in a WisPolitics.com luncheon voiced support for Gov. Tony Evers' budget proposals to raise the minimum wage and allow for expanded local sales taxes.
Evers' budget proposes raising the state $7.25 minimum wage in three steps to $10.15 an hour on January 2, 2024, and then indexing it for inflation. The budget also calls for the creation of a task force to study raising it to $15 an hour.
Evers' budget would also allow counties to add an additional half-cent sales tax and municipalities of at least 30,000 people to implement a new one. The additional sales tax ...

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