KCUR (NPR): Missouri To Raise Its Minimum Wage To $12 An Hour By 2023

By Samuel King
KCUR (NPR), Kansas City, Nov 6, 2018

A little more than a year after the Missouri General Assembly stymied Kansas City’s effort to raise the minimum wage, state voters said it’s time for an increase. Proposition B passed in Tuesday’s midterm election, meaning the minimum wage will gradually increase to $12 an hour by 2023. ...

"I think they recognize that the minimum wage hasn't kept pace with our current society," said Pam Hausner, a campaign manager for Missouri Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. "Our buying power now is equivalent to what it was in 1960. So costs are going up but wages aren't. And that has to be remedied."

People who joined the effort said the hardships they faced while trying to live on minimum wage made them eager to push for change. ...

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