State legislators this week will consider an increase in Wisconsin's minimum wage.
The Legislative Committee on Administrative rules will review a proposal from the Governor on Wednesday that would increase the state's minimum wage from $6.50 an hour to $7.25.
Bill Smith, Director of the Wisconsin Federation of Independent Business, calls it "bad timing." He says it will add inflationary pressure to the cost of goods and services, which employers will likely pass on to consumers. Smith also warns that it could lead to some lay-offs for struggling businesses.