By Rudi Keller
Columbia Daily Tribune, Aug 2, 2018
... Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on Thursday certified five ballot measures for the Nov. 6 election. ...
The two other initiatives approved Thursday have strong campaigns backing their efforts. Missouri’s minimum wage is currently $7.85 an hour, a level 60 cents higher than the federal minimum thanks to an inflation adjustment included in a 2006 ballot measure. If passed, the minimum would increase to $8.60 on Jan. 1 and go up 85 cents a year until it reaches $12.