missouri jobs for justice http://kbia.org en Judge upholds minimum wage ballot summary http://kbia.org/post/judge-upholds-minimum-wage-ballot-summary <p>A judge upheld the language of a proposed ballot initiative Thursday that, if passed, would raise the state minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.25. Kansas City Restaurant Owner Victor Allred&nbsp;challenged the initiative, claiming the language was unfair. But Cole County Circuit Judge rejected his challenge. Missouri Jobs for Justice is the group supporting the initiative, and will turn in the signatures to the Missouri Attorney General next week.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:35:42 +0000 Michelle Schuelke 13105 at http://kbia.org Hearings Discuss Cuts to Social Services http://kbia.org/post/hearings-discuss-cuts-social-services <p>Community leaders hosted a statewide video conference Saturday to discuss the impact of the ongoing cuts and consolidations to Missouri&rsquo;s social services. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:54:36 +0000 Scarlett Robertson 2761 at http://kbia.org Hearings Discuss Cuts to Social Services