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Missouri Senate Expected to Focus on State Worker Pay Increase Next Week

Missouri State Capitol. Photo by Office of Administration, Commissioner's Office.

(Missourinet) The Missouri Senate is expected to get to work next week on the governor’s 15-dollar-per hour minimum wage proposal for all state workers. The Missouri House passed a scaled back version last week of Governor Parson’s request. Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Dan Hegeman of Cosby says his committee’s version does not include a certain base wage because he wants to let the market decide what best in each community.

The bill would also allow the state Education Department to distribute about two-billion-dollars in federal coronavirus-related aid to Missouri’s K-12 public schools.



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