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Wisconsin Tinkers with Minimum Wage

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Wisconsin Tinkers with Minimum Wage

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Wisconsin Tinkers with Minimum Wage

Wisconsin Tinkers with Minimum Wage

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Wisconsin this week became the latest state to raise its minimum wage. Wisconsin employers must pay at least $5.70 an hour through June 2006, when the minimum wage rises again to $6.50 an hour. The Federal Minimum wage is $5.15. Fool economics contributor Charlie Wheelan talks about the economics of the minimum wage.