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Missouri Supreme Court says St. Louis can raise minimum wage; ruling may affect KC

Feb 28, 2017 - The Kansas City Star

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state couldn't bar St. Louis from establishing its own minimum wage. The ruling could bolster legal arguments in favor of a higher minimum wage in Kansas City if voters approve one in an upcoming election.

In a case concerning a minimum wage approved by St. Louis aldermen, the state high court ruled that St. Louis had charter authority to set a higher minimum wage for the city than that set by the state.

The court majority agreed in t...