St. Joseph's News Press: Wage hike could reduce need for social services

By Ray Scherer
News-Press Now, Nov 8, 2018

Social service agencies and employers are among those already displaying a keen interest in how Missouri’s amended minimum wage law is implemented next year. ...

A Downtown business owner said placing more money in people’s pockets for spending in the economy can only reap the best of results.

“I think it’s going to be great in the long term for our community and our state,” said Dana Massin, owner of Manic Snail: Paper & Gifts, 618 Francis St.

Massin said she intends to hire staff in the new year and looks forward to paying them the type of wages that will help them focus on addressing their personal and family needs. ...

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