KCUR: Kansas City Has Another Chance To Raise The Minimum Wage, Along With All Of Missouri

By Andrea Tudhope
KCUR 89.3 (NPR), Oct 10, 2018

... A study from MIT suggests a single adult in Kansas City needs to make $11.05 an hour to get by. The same calculation says an adult with one child needs to make $24.06. But at $7.85, a full-time minimum wage worker in Missouri takes home only about $16,000 a year. ...

Research also suggests a higher minimum wage results in more productivity and less turnover in the workplace, which saves businesses money. More than 400 Missouri businesses — most of them small — have backed Prop B, including a hundred here in Kansas City. ...

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