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Missouri Minimum Wage Act, Proposition B (2006)

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Missouri Proposition B, also known as the Raising Minimum Wage Act, was an initiated state statute on the November 7, 2006 election ballot in Missouri, where it was approved.[1]

Aftermath

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.[2]

On March 3, 2011 the bill was approved by the House following a 92-60 vote.[3]

The full bill, HB 61, can be read here.

Election results

Proposition B (Minimum Wage Act)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,594,632 76.0%
No504,29424.0%

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.

Donations

Leading donors to the committee to pass Proposition B were:

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