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HB 61

Prohibits the state minimum wage from exceeding the federal minimum wage and specifies that every employer must pay each employee receiving gratuities as compensation a wage of $3.63 per hour

And the House passed it on March 3rd:

On motion of Representative Nolte, HCS HB 61 [pdf] was read the third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES: 092

Allen Asbury Bahr Barnes Bernskoetter Berry Brandom Brattin Brown 85 Brown 116 Burlison Cauthorn Cierpiot Conway 14 Cookson Cox Crawford Cross Curtman Davis Day Denison Dieckhaus Diehl Dugger Elmer Entlicher Faith Fisher Flanigan Fraker Franklin Franz Frederick Fuhr Funderburk Gatschenberger Gosen Grisamore Guernsey Haefner Hinson Hoskins Hough Houghton Johnson Jones 89 Keeney Kelley 126 Klippenstein Koenig Korman Lair Lant Largent Lasater Lauer Leach Loehner Long Marshall McNary Molendorp Nance Neth Nolte Parkinson Pollock Redmon Reiboldt Richardson Ruzicka Sater Schad Scharnhorst Schatz Schieber Schneider Schoeller Shumake Smith 150 Solon Stream Thomson Torpey Wallingford Wells White Wieland Wright Wyatt Mr Speaker

NOES: 060

Anders Atkins Aull Black Carlson Carter Casey Colona Conway 27 Curls Ellinger Fallert Fitzwater Hampton Harris Hodges Holsman Hummel Jones 63 Kander Kelly 24 Kirkton Kratky Lampe May McCaherty McDonald McGeoghegan McGhee McManus McNeil Meadows Montecillo Newman Nichols Oxford Pace Peters-Baker Phillips Pierson Quinn Rizzo Rowland Schieffer Schupp Shively Sifton Silvey Smith 71 Spreng Still Swearingen Swinger Talboy Taylor Walton Gray Webb Webber Weter Zerr

PRESENT: 000

ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 011

Brown 50 Higdon Hubbard Hughes Jones 117 Leara Lichtenegger McCann Beatty Nasheed Riddle Zimmerman

Speaker Tilley declared the bill passed.

Missouri workers shouldn’t make a living wage? But then again, if you make $250,000.00 a year that’s not a lot. And teachers are parasites…

March 04, 2011 05:00 PM

Crisis in the Dairyland – For Richer and Poorer

By scarce

….When will America’s teachers follow the lead of Wall Street and start making some sacrifices for the children?….

It all equals out, right?