Rally to raise Missouri’s minimum wage to $10 in Jefferson City

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) –  There’s a rally to raise the minimum wage in Jefferson City today.  Supporters will testify before the Small Business, iInsurance and Industry committee to support legislation that raises Missouri’s minimum wage to $10 an hour.

New research by the Economic Policy Institute shows that a family of four needs to earn almost $65,000 a year to support a modest living. Currently, a full time minimum wage worker makes only $16,000 a year.