MILWAUKEE — A proposed minimum-wage hike in Milwaukee could cost city taxpayers as much as $365,000 over the next year and a half.

But it’s unclear how the lead sponsor of the ordinance implementing the wage increase plans to fund the proposal.

Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, who’s spearheading the effort to raise Milwaukee’s hourly “living wage” from $9.51 to $11.47, did not respond to questions from Wisconsin Reporter on how the city would cover the added costs.