And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’

Wisconsin, you are hard to love these days:

The Wisconsin state Assembly approved a bill 56 to 37 Thursday eliminating local living wage mandates for Madison and Milwaukee workers.

Assembly Bill 750, introduced by Rep. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, overrides local mandates setting a living wage for government workers and contractors and prohibits residency requirements for laborers, workers, mechanics and truck drivers working on local projects for the public.

Living wage is defined as pay high enough for employees to support themselves.

Wisconsin law currently prevents city officials from creating a local living wage mandate unless the employee works for the county or city, works under contract for the city or is funded by financial assistance from the city. The bill eliminates this exemption.

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3 thoughts on “And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’

  1. Hobbes says:

    “Fuck Madison hippies and those negroes in Milwaukee! Why should they get things I don’t have?”
    instead of
    “Wow, that’s an excellent idea, let’s make that statewide so we can all have it!”
    Bleh.

  2. MichaelF says:

    Well, at least they’re finally showing their true colors. Enough of the nonsense about how the private sector is faster, better, more efficient, whatever. It’s always been pure spite/how many people can we hurt? with these assholes.
    And, given that most of them are utterly self-centered, my guess is their desire to hurt others is an outward projection of their own self-loathing. Not that it’s much comfort when they’re fucking everyone else over, but it must really, really suck to feel the way they do.

  3. NoPublic says:

    State’s rights and local control. Unless you do something we don’t like. Then we’ll bring the hammer of gubbment down on you.

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