Kansas City Star: Activists aim to put slate of progressive initiatives on Missouri voters' ballots

By Allison Kite
Kansas City Star, May 4, 2018

... Minimum wage

A coalition between Raise Up Missouri and the newly launched Missouri Business for a Fair Minimum Wage is arguing a boost to the state's minimum wage would help not just workers, but businesses. ...

The group turned in 120,000 signatures on Wednesday for a ballot measure that would boost Missouri's minimum wage from $7.85 per hour to $12 per hour gradually until 2023. The event marked the official launch for Missouri Business for a Fair Minimum Wage.

Proponents of a higher minimum wage argue it helps workers, reduces dependency on government resources and injects capital into the economy. ...

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