A business group is lining up to oppose an increase in Wisconsin's minimum wage.
State Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker says a proposal to raise the minimum wage from $6.50 to $7.60 an hour, and index it for inflation, will be the first bill introduced in the January legislative session. With widespread economic problems though, Wayne Corey of Wisconsin Independent Businesses says it's bad timing.
Corey says Wisconsin and many other states are hemorrhaging jobs right now. He says forcing them to pay more would only make the problem worse.