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ALEC Rep. Eric Burlison said a high minimum wage may encourage high school students to drop out if they can make a living wage on their own. He said a low minimum wage or no minimum wage encourages people to improve themselves and their productivity. “The notion that minimum wage should be enough for someone to live on, I would challenge that premise,” Burlison said.
News-Leader: State to raise minimum wage in 2014
ThinkProgress: Voters Overwhelmingly Support A $9 Minimum Wage
A new report estimates that 47 complaints of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity would be filed each year if Missouri had a nondiscrimination law.
Normandy school Superintendent Ty McNichols marshaled a detailed array of facts and figures Monday night to show state school officials how the district arrived at its unaccredited status and what it is doing to win its accreditation back. But it was the passionate testimony of teachers, students and other members of the community about what the school district means to them that roused the crowd packed into Viking Hall on the Normandy High School campus.
Post-Dispatch: Normandy says transfer law is crippling district
A federal judge has thrown out a Rep. Paul Weiland’s lawsuit seeking an exemption from contraceptive coverage under the new Affordable Care Act.
"We have a strong ALEC presence in Missouri,” says Jonathan Williams, ALEC’s director for tax and fiscal policy.