minimum wage http://kbia.org en Proposed minimum wage hike advances in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/proposed-minimum-wage-hike-advances-missouri <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that could raise Missouri's minimum wage to $10 an hour.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:31:33 +0000 Associated Press 49477 at http://kbia.org Proposed minimum wage hike advances in Missouri New year means Mo. wage hike, business tax cut http://kbia.org/post/new-year-means-mo-wage-hike-business-tax-cut <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wages will rise for&nbsp;Missouri's&nbsp;low-income workers and taxes will fall for some corporations when the new year arrives.</span></p><p>Missouri's&nbsp;minimum wage will increase for about 100,000 workers from $7.35 an hour to $7.50. The increase is a result of an annual inflationary adjustment included in a law passed by voters in 2006.</p><p>The state's corporate franchise tax rate also will ratchet down in 2014. That's the result of a 2011 law passed by legislators that gradually phases out the franchise tax by 2016.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:47:12 +0000 Associated Press 45999 at http://kbia.org New year means Mo. wage hike, business tax cut Fast- Food workers protest for higher wages http://kbia.org/post/fast-food-workers-protest-higher-wages <p>Protestors took the sidewalk on Thursday demanding higher wages and the ability to form a union for the 2300 Fast-food workers in Columbia.</p><p>In more than 100 cities across the country, protests brought together various industry workers asking for a higher, more livable wage and the ability to form unions.</p><p>Passersby honk as a group of protestors chant "We cannot survive on $7.35" in front of the Burger King on Business Loop-70 in Columbia. Standing in 20 degree weather, the protestors demand higher wages and the ability to form a union.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:25:04 +0000 Caitlyn Gallip 44866 at http://kbia.org Fast- Food workers protest for higher wages Missouri minimum wage to rise to $7.50 an hour http://kbia.org/post/missouri-minimum-wage-rise-750-hour <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri's</font>&nbsp;minimum wage will rise by 15 cents an hour in January.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:18:16 +0000 Associated Press 43560 at http://kbia.org Missouri minimum wage to rise to $7.50 an hour Columbia joins national movement for better fast-food worker wages http://kbia.org/post/columbia-joins-national-movement-better-fast-food-worker-wages <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WZ92SMD8P3M" width="420"></iframe></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Can't survive on $7.35 &nbsp;-- can't survive on $7.35."&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:20:29 +0000 Kellie Moore 39636 at http://kbia.org Columbia joins national movement for better fast-food worker wages For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table http://kbia.org/post/restaurant-workers-struggle-put-food-table Losia Nyankale, 29, didn't <em>mean</em> to make a career in the restaurant business. But after Nyankale was in college for two years, her mom lost her job as a schoolteacher and could no longer pay tuition. Then, Nyankale's temp jobs in bookkeeping dried up in the recession. So she went back to her standby — restaurant work.<p>"I did some kitchen work. The pantries or the salad station," she says. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:32:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 39606 at http://kbia.org For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table What $9/hour minimum wage would mean for Mid-Missouri http://kbia.org/post/what-9hour-minimum-wage-would-mean-mid-missouri <p>The minimum wage in Missouri increased 10 cents to $7.35 cents to start the New Year.</p><p>That may go up in the near future.</p><p>In the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said he wants to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour.</p><p>“Today, a full-time worker making the minimum wage earns $14,500 a year. Even with the tax relief we've put in place, a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line. That's wrong,” Obama said. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:42:00 +0000 Tony Nochim 29148 at http://kbia.org What $9/hour minimum wage would mean for Mid-Missouri Mo. minimum wage to rise to $7.35 an hour in 2013 http://kbia.org/post/mo-minimum-wage-rise-735-hour-2013 <p>Missouri's minimum wage will rise by a dime to $7.35 an hour in 2013.</p><p>For the past several years, Missouri has followed the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. That's because the federal rate was equal to or greater than the state's minimum, which is adjusted annually based on the cost of living.</p><p>But inflation has now pushed Missouri's minimum wage above the federal standard. The new wage is posted on the website of the state labor department.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:28:16 +0000 Associated Press 24493 at http://kbia.org Mo. minimum wage to rise to $7.35 an hour in 2013 Ballot initiative supporters give up on payday loans, minimum wage http://kbia.org/post/ballot-initiative-supporters-give-payday-loans-minimum-wage <p>Two groups that had been pushing to get initiatives stiffening regulations on payday loans and raising Missouri's minimum wage are giving up their fight to get the measures on the November ballot. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 22:19:13 +0000 Associated Press 20494 at http://kbia.org Ballot initiative supporters give up on payday loans, minimum wage Tobacco tax on November ballot, minimum wage and payday loan restrictions fall short http://kbia.org/post/tobacco-tax-november-ballot-minimum-wage-and-payday-loan-restrictions-fall-short <p>Missouri voters will be asked in November to raise the state&#39;s tobacco tax and let St. Louis run its own police department. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 23:20:42 +0000 Associated Press 18947 at http://kbia.org Tobacco tax on November ballot, minimum wage and payday loan restrictions fall short Payday loans, minimum wage and cigarette tax one step closer to voters http://kbia.org/post/payday-loans-minimum-wage-and-cigarette-tax-one-step-closer-voters <p>Initiatives that would cap payday loan interest rates, raise the Missouri minimum wage, and raise the state&#39;s tobacco tax are a step closer to the November ballot, after a Missouri Supreme Court ruling yesterday. The three initiatives were tied up for months in court &ndash; one judge struck down the payday petition, ruling the ballot summary was &quot;likely to deceive petition signers.&quot; But yesterday, the Missouri Supreme Court upheld all three ballot summaries.</p><p class="Radiotrax"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="RadioAx"> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 18:51:12 +0000 Jacob Fenston 18568 at http://kbia.org Payday loans, minimum wage and cigarette tax one step closer to voters Court hearing challenge to ballot initiatives http://kbia.org/post/court-hearing-challenge-ballot-initiatives <p>The authority of the Missouri auditor to write financial estimates for ballot initiatives is under scrutiny by the state Supreme Court.</p><p>The high court heard arguments Monday on whether a law directing the auditor to prepare the financial estimates exceeds the limits of the auditor&#39;s authority spelled out in the Missouri Constitution.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:23:39 +0000 Associated Press 16488 at http://kbia.org Court hearing challenge to ballot initiatives Newscast for May 7, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-7-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri lawmakers negotiate the final version of the state budget.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>A petition to raise the minimum wage in Missouri has reached the secretary of state.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>A Missouri House committee backs legislation that would change restrictions on who may ride with permit drivers.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 22:39:57 +0000 Nick Gass 13719 at http://kbia.org Mo. minimum wage increase pending http://kbia.org/post/mo-minimum-wage-increase-pending <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A petition to raise the minimum wage in Missouri has reached the secretary of state.</p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 22:24:48 +0000 Matt Veto 13716 at http://kbia.org Mo. minimum wage increase pending Petition submitted to raise Mo. minimum wage, limit payday loans http://kbia.org/post/petition-submitted-raise-mo-minimum-wage-limit-payday-loans <p>Supporters of raising Missouri&#39;s minimum wage and limiting payday loans have submitted petitions to get the measures on the November ballot. Mon, 07 May 2012 13:20:12 +0000 Associated Press 13675 at http://kbia.org Petition submitted to raise Mo. minimum wage, limit payday loans