The proposed bill wasn’t even given a second by the St. Louis County Council.
Kansas City officials voted to increase the minimum wage to $13 by 2020 and that has a group in St. Louis calling on this city’s leaders to follow suit.
Hazel Erby says her bill would raise the St. Louis County minimum wage to $10 per hour in 2016
A minimum wage increase was approved in Kansas City and now Nixon supports one here as well.
He says there would even be enough money to give police a 25 percent pay increase.
Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed is an active supporter of increasing minimum wage, but the newest proposition given to the board is a different story.
A last-minute plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $11 an hour has stalled in city hall.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday vetoed legislation that would have blocked cities from raising local wages and restricting use of plastic bags, a move Nixon called a “power grab” by state lawmakers.
The minimum wage and other contentious issues are on the agenda as the St. Louis Board of Aldermen meets for its final session before summer break this morning.
After Mayor Slay’s $15 minimum wage plan was shelved in a committee, there is a new offer for a substitute plan.