Milwaukee living wage to cost taxpayers $218K for new government jobs

Adam Tobias
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Apr 23, 2014 5:00 AM
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Milwaukee living wage to cost taxpayers $218K for new government jobs

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The recently passed “living wage” in Milwaukee County already could be spurring job growth — in the public sector.

Taxpayers are being asked to spend nearly $218,000 a year to hire three new compliance officers to oversee the county’s union-influenced living-wage law.

The county’s Audit Services Division on Thursday will present a resolution on the potential staffing increase to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.