KSDK 5 (NBC): Missouri leaders, workers to support ballot to raise minimum wage

By Joel Hulsey
KSDK 5 (NBC), St. Louis, May 2, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Show Me State could receive a significant pay raise within the next five years if an initiative by state leaders have their way.

Wednesday, several Missouri business leaders, workers and supporters of a new ballot will hold a press conference to turn in signatures in support of the initiative. If passed, the ballot would increase Missouri's minimum wage from $7.85 per hour to $8.60 per hour by 2019, with a gradual increase to $12 per hour in 2023.

Along with the signatures, the press conference will serve as the basis for the launch of Missouri Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a 200-person coalition who aim to support "the initiative to increase Missouri's minimum wage," a statement said. ...

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