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Missouri bill to give private and public schools same minimum wage exemption

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The Missouri House this week passed a bill that would exempt religious and private schools from the state’s minimum-wage law. In 2018, Missouri voters approved incrementally raising the state’s minimum wage to ...

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Civil war evident in Democrat debates

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The first of two nights of Democrat debates in Detroit highlighted what some analysts describe as a civil war for the direction of the Democratic Party. Liberal candidates pushing for radical change ...

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Critics call out Bernie Sanders for minimum wage, job cuts

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders reports that he plans to cut his staff members hours after they complained they weren’t making $15 per hour. He says by cutting their hours, they’ll ...

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Biden says ‘physical revolution’ needed to combat poverty

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Without presenting actual data, former Vice President Joe Biden stated Monday a “physical revolution” could help overcome what he sees as Republican opposition to left-leaning poverty initiatives. He failed to mention the ...

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15 minimum wage proposed for Kansas

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Kansas House Bill 2022 proposes to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour in Kansas by 2021. The bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Ward, (D) Wichita, appears to follow a national trend towards ...

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Missouri’s wage hike takes effect, small business holds breath

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Beginning today, people entering the workforce and receiving minimum pay will now make $8.60 per hour, up from $7.85 in 2018. With the passage of Proposition B in November’s election, the wage ...

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Missouri minimum wage hike meets mixed reviews

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Minimum wage increases were passed by Missouri voters on November 6 by a nearly 25% margin. What does it mean for workers and employers? The provisions of Proposition B will make the current ...

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Amazon and Whole Foods to put squeeze on local grocers

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Area neighborhood grocery stores have a new competitor to contend with. The Kansas City Business Journal reports that Amazon is expanding its Prime Now grocery delivery service Wednesday to 10 new cities, ...

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