Some state workers, including people at the University of Wisconsin Madison, are getting the first of what could be several raises.
The governor’s office last week said he plans to raise the minimum wage for all full time workers for the state to 15 dollars-an-hour. It’s unclear how many people in state government will get a bump, but the promise could mean more money for workers at UW Madison. Currently, the minimum wage on campus is 13-dollars and 27-cents. The move toward 15 dollars-an-hour is expected to cost the university over a million-dollars more per-year.
While we are on campus, The people who teach at the University of Wisconsin will not help pick the school’s next president.
University regents last week announced their new presidential search committee, and it doesn’t include any faculty or academic staff. That’s the first time that’s happened. Nine people, most of them regents, will pick the person who will replace Ray Cross as head of the UW System.