NFIB Urges Gov. Greitens to Sign Local Minimum Wage Bill

Date: June 06, 2017

Brad Jones, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, said today that Missouri’s small-business community is urging Governor Greitens to sign SS HCS HB 1194 and 1193, legislation that would stop local governments from setting their own minimum wages.

“We need a single, statewide minimum wage, not a patchwork of local ordinances that would create a bureaucratic nightmare for employers who do business in multiple jurisdictions,” Jones said.

“If you allow cities and counties to set a higher wage, you’re putting businesses there at a real disadvantage to competitors in neighboring communities where the minimum wage—and, therefore, the cost of goods and services—isn’t artificially inflated by local bureaucrats.

“We want to thank the Legislature taking steps to offset the state Supreme Court’s wrongheaded decision that cities and counties can establish their own minimum wages, and we’re asking Governor Greitens to sign it into law.”

NFIB is Missouri’s leading small-business association. To learn more, visit and follow @NFIB_MO on Twitter.


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