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Gov. Nixon Supports St. Louis' Effort to Raise Minimum WageA minimum wage increase was approved in Kansas City and now Nixon supports one here as well.
Forbes Lists St. Louis Among Most Affordable Cities In U.S.St. Louis ranks 13th because of affordable housing and low prices for food, utilities and gas.
Seniors Protest Possible Social Security ChangeSeniors stood outside the federal courthouse to protest connecting Social Security cost-of-living increases to chained Consumer Price Index.
Missouri Ranks High on 'Best States for Retirement' ListMissouri comes in as the eleventh-best retirement state, ahead of Florida and Arizona. Illinois is listed as number 20.
Illinois State Pension Cuts in Limbo The state has an unfunded pension liability north of $80 billion, and lawmakers and the governor are looking at ways to reduce that.
Minimum Wage, Payday Loan Petitions Submitted Supporters of raising Missouri's minimum wage and limiting payday loans submitted petitions Sunday to get the separate measures on the November ballot, beating this weekend's deadline to turn in signatures.
Illinois Lawmakers Try to Deal with Employee Pensions The president of the Illinois Senate is out with his proposal to reform state employees’ pensions.
Apartment Living Becoming UnaffordableThe foreclosure crisis pushed rental prices higher, which has spelled disaster for some renters.

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