Kansas City Star: Missouri’s minimum wage just rose to $12 an hour

By Natalie Wallington
Kansas City Star, Jan 3, 2023

Sunday didn’t just ring in the new year: It also marked an increase of Missouri’s minimum wage to $12 an hour, up from $11.15 last year. Kansas’ minimum wage has stayed at the federal level of $7.25 per hour. Missouri’s increase marks the final step of a multi-year plan to raise the state’s minimum wage that began when voters approved it in 2018. Moving forward, the minimum wage will increase and decrease at the same rate as inflation. ...

“As a family business, we’re glad to see Missouri’s minimum wage going up for the new year,” said Andy Faucett, owner of Bambinos restaurant in Springfield, Missouri. “It’s an investment in Missouri communities. Raising wages has proven good for business time and again.” ...

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