Milwaukee County Board to vote on wage increase

CREATED Feb. 6, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Board is set to vote Thursday on a controversial proposal to raise the minimum wage for certain workers.

If approved, it would require companies that do business with the county to increase their hourly pay to $12.45.

A county study showed the pay hike will cost taxpayers millions. Some critics suggest it will also put major development projects in jeopardy.