Wisconsin’s Democrats Make New Play To Increase Minimum Wage – WORT/89.9 FM

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, Laura Dresser spoke at the Minimum Wage Bill Press Conference in Madison, WI.

A 2019 poll by Marquette University found that 55% percent of Wisconsinites support raising the minimum wage, with 39 percent in opposition.

Laura Dresser, a researcher with the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Research on Poverty, says that the proposal even has the support of many Republican voters.

“This is a popular policy, and it’s popular because people think work should come with reward. It consistently wins, even if you have a referendum in a Republican state — the minimum wage will increase,” Dresser says.

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