Missouri Minimum Wage Act, Proposition B (2006)
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In 2011 Missouri lawmakers proposed a bill to repeal 2006's Proposition B. Specifically the bill proposes that Missouri's minimum wage never exceed the minimum set by the federal government. According to supporters the change would "protect businesses from forced increases in labor costs and preserve jobs for low-skilled workers." Opponents, however argue that the change would overturn an issue already approved by voters.
|Proposition B (Minimum Wage Act)|
Official results via: Missouri Secretary of State - Elections Division
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Shall Missouri Statutes be amended to increase the state minimum wage rate to $6.50 per hour, or to the level of the federal minimum wage if that is higher, and thereafter adjust the state minimum wage annually based on changes in the Consumer Price Index?
The proposed revisions to Missouri's wage rate laws generates an estimated $3.3 million to $4.3 million annually in state revenue. The impact on local government is unknown.
Leading donors to the committee to pass Proposition B were:
- New Orleans ACORN Democracy Campaign, $355,400
- Missouri State Council of Service Employees/SEIU, $210,000
- National Education Association, $200,000
- AFSCME $200,000,
- Air Traffic Controllers, $100,000
- AFL-CIO, $80,000.
- 2006 ballot measures
- Missouri 2006 ballot measures
- Missouri State Senate
- Missouri House of Representatives
- Donations to Proposition B
- 2006 Voter Guide: Initiative Petitions & Ballot Questions
- Election Results from the Missouri Secretary of State - Elections Division