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Wisconsin's minimum wage now matches $7.25 federal wage

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Wisconsin's minimum wage is going up 75 cents an hour today.

The federal wage is also going up, and they'll both be at $7.25 an hour.

Until now, Wisconsin was among six states with a minimum wage below the national figure. The state was at $6.50, while the national wage was at $6.55.

The U.S. Labor Department says the average Wisconsinite who makes the minimum wage will get an extra $112 a month.

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