Gov. Evers Budget will Include Move Toward $15 Minimum Wage Proposal

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said the budget he introduces Feb. 28 will include steps toward raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour and dialing back the manufacturing tax credit to fund a middle-class tax cut.

Evers said phasing in a higher minimum wage will be “a slow process.” Gousha asked whether Evers might follow the lead of Illinois, where Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed a bill calling for a $15 hourly minimum by 2025. Evers said his proposal “will be similar to Illinois” in terms of the phase-in period.