Among the proposals are increases in Missouri’s minimum wage and higher tobacco taxes.
Initiatives include whether to raise the minimum wage, increase tobacco taxes and limit interest rates on payday loans.
Small businesses aren’t happy about a proposal to increase Illinois’ minimum wage.
The state Senate’s Executive Committee approved the plan 9-5
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.
The proposed ballot initiative would raise the state minimum wage to $8.25 an hour.
Thousands of people from labor unions and religious advocacy groups convened at the Missouri Capitol Tuesday.
Charlie hosts a GOP Senate candidates forum — Rep. Todd Akin, St. Louis Businessman John Brunner and former Mo. State Treasurer Sarah Steelman — the candidates face-off! Also, Charlie talks wtih Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum about tomorrow’s Missouri caucuses; and with Actor Hal Holbrook, who will be performing at the Touhill Center tonight; and with two representatives of Occupy St. Louis about last night’s arrests.
It may seem like an easy enough question: what is the federal minimum wage?
A Missouri House member is seeking to expand a law that exempts businesses from being charged for the unemployment benefits of some short-term employees.