Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative Update

Supporters of a ballot measure that would raise Missouri’s minimum wage have turned in more than 210-thousand signatures to the Secretary of State’s office.

If passed, Missouri’s minimum wage would rise from the current 12.30 and hour to 13.75 an hour next year and to 15 dollars an hour in 2026.

Terrence Wise, a fast-food worker from Kansas City, supports the ballot measure, though he says it still wouldn’t be enough:

The proposed new minimum wage would also be tied to the consumer price index and rise each year as the current wage is.

More than 115-thousand of the 210-thousand signatures must be verified before the proposal can be added to the November ballot.