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Walker says anti-living wage bill not his agenda

Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2014 --- 2:47 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says a Republican-backed bill in the Legislature that would nullify local living wage ordinances is not a part of his agenda.

Walker was asked Wednesday about the bill, which was heard by the Assembly Labor Committee. The measure drew opposition from officials in Madison and Dane County, which have had local minimum wage ordinances since 1999.

Officials from Milwaukee County, which passed a living wage ordinance, also testified against the bill.

Walker has been outspoken against increasing the minimum wage. But he didn't show any support for the bill barring local living wage ordinances.

While Walker says the bill is not a part of his agenda, he also didn't say whether that means he would sign or veto it should it pass.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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