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Yesterday:

Expect a 15-cent increase in Missouri’s minimum wage

….The Missouri wage floor rose from $7.35 an hour last year to $7.50 this year and another 15-cent increase, to $7.65, is likely next Jan. 1. State law calls for the inflation adjustment to be based on a July reading of the Midwest Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, or Midwest CPI-W for short….

And these comments, via Twitter:

Wayne Johnson ‏@WJohnson68

Take THAT, poverty! “@Weatherbird: Expect a 15-cent increase in Missouri’s minimum wage [….]” 1:05 PM – 2 Sep 2014

Matt Frederick ‏@mattfredstl

@WJohnson68 @Weatherbird Now you can have the PREMIUM ramen noodles for dinner! 1:09 PM – 2 Sep 2014

Wayne Johnson ‏@WJohnson68

@mattfredstl @Weatherbird Ha! Let’s not get too extravagant. Some of that 15 cents has to go to the nest egg! 1:11 PM – 2 Sep 2014

Bryon Evans ‏@stldesktop

@WJohnson68 @mattfredstl @Weatherbird Wow, a whole $6 extra per 40/hr work week! What’s a Happy Meal cost now? 1:11 PM – 2 Sep 2014

It’s not a living.

Previously:

Paying workers an actual living wage would be really nice, too (September 1, 2014)