As cities like St. Louis and Kansas City continue to move toward some increase in their local minimum wage, Missouri lawmakers in Jefferson City seem determined to interfere.
Despite running on platforms of small government and local control, several Missouri Republicans are now leading the charge to pass a bill that would make it ILLEGAL for any city in Missouri to pass their own minimum wage increase. It’s time to send Jefferson City politicians a message: the people of Missouri want local control and government that doesn’t intrude where it doesn’t belong.
Politicians like Rep. Dan Shaul of Jefferson County want to tell cities all across the state what is best for them. What’s worse, Shaul is clearly introducing the bill on behalf of his employer, the Missouri Grocer’s Association, in order to keep wages for grocery workers low. Shaul isn’t representing his constituents, he’s representing special interests.
On Monday, March 6, a Missouri committee will meet to discuss Shaul’s proposed bill. If your representative sits on this committee, call them and tell them to vote NO on HB 1193. Tell them to vote NO on violating local control. Tell them to vote NO on keeping wages low, and tell them to vote NO on government overreach.
Call them today, and tell them to vote NO on HB 1193.