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Supreme Court’s ruling on St. Louis minimum wage increase threatens jobs

  

 

Jefferson City, MO (February 28, 2017) – Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM), the state’s oldest general business trade association, is upset with another activist decision by the Missouri Supreme Court allowing St. Louis to increase its minimum wage above the state minimum wage.

“Despite the liberal Supreme Court’s gross misinterpretation of state statute, money still doesn’t grow on trees,” said Ray McCarty, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Missouri. “Some minimum wage employees will find themselves without jobs thanks to this misguided decision.”

The Court’s decision sets up a potential patchwork quilt of minimum wage requirements across the state.

“The legislature addressed this issue head on with legislation last year clearly stating local governments cannot override state law with their local ordinances,” said McCarty. “The Court, as it has done so often lately, read what the General Assembly wrote and ignored the intent of the law.”

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Associated Industries of Missouri’s mission is to promote a favorable business climate before the legislature, administrative agencies and the public. For more information on the organization, please visit voiceofmobusiness.com. For interviews with President Ray McCarty on this issue, please call (573) 634-2246 or contact Haley Castelvecchi at the same number.