Quinn made only scattered references to the state’s most pressing problem a stifling public-employee pension deficit.
Those receiving minimum wage in Missouri got a dime raise at the start of the year, bringing Missouri’s minimum wage to $7.35 an hour.
Many workers around the country won’t be as lucky as the ones in Washington state, which is raising its salary minimum even though it already has the highest state baseline in the country. Workers one state over — in Idaho — will make nearly $2 per hour less in 2013.
Another push to raise Illinois’ minimum wage is planned for the Veto Session after Thanksgiving.
Missouri’s minimum wage will rise by a dime to $7.35 an hour in 2013.
The groups, Missourians for Responsible Lending and Give Missourians a Raise, announced Monday morning there wasn’t enough time to meet the Sept. 21 deadline.
Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.
The judge will consider whether initiatives that call for increasing the minimum wage and limiting payday loans qualify for the November ballot.
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.