Aldermen pass minimum wage hike to $11 by 2018 in St. Louis – AIM maintains its illegality

From St. Louis Public Radio St. Louis Aldermen completed a harrowing process to raise the city’s minimum wage – a decision that supporters say will help the city’s low-income workers. But few believe that Friday’s affirmative vote marks the last word in the minimum wage saga, especially if businesses or business groups pursue legal action… Read More Aldermen pass minimum wage hike to $11 by 2018 in St. Louis – AIM maintains its illegality

Missouri AG thinks all states may see effects of WOTUS ruling

From Brownfield Ag. News Network Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he believes the EPA might not enforce the federal Clean Water Rule in all 50 states, but, following a 13-state injunction, he does expect the EPA to fight the decision. Koster says that whether the judge’s ruling effectively blocking Friday’s implementation of the rule… Read More Missouri AG thinks all states may see effects of WOTUS ruling

Focus on ‘right to work’ gets more intense as legislators consider override attempt

From St. Louis Public Radio After a brief hiatus, both sides in the battle over “right to work” are back with a vengeance as they gear up for the Missouri General Assembly’s veto session in just over two weeks. The dueling campaigns may be aimed, in part, at influencing Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Cape… Read More Focus on ‘right to work’ gets more intense as legislators consider override attempt

U.S. Judge Blocks New Federal Rule on Jurisdiction of Waterways

From the Associated Press A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps… Read More U.S. Judge Blocks New Federal Rule on Jurisdiction of Waterways

NAM: Key Fed policymaker suggests delay in rate increase

The Wall Street Journal (8/27, Derby, Subscription Publication) reports that New York Fed President William Dudley said on Wednesday that the likelihood of the Fed starting to raise rates in September had dropped considerably as overseas concerns have grown. Dudley said that the argument for raising the rates at the Fed’s September meeting “seems less… Read More NAM: Key Fed policymaker suggests delay in rate increase

Missouri gets nearly $600,000 to support small business exports

From KOMU-TV The United States Small Business Administration provided Missouri with nearly $600,000 in federal funding to help Missouri businesses export products to new markets in Central and South America. The funding is part of the State Trade and Export Promotion Grant Program. STEP awards grants to help small businesses increase the number of goods… Read More Missouri gets nearly $600,000 to support small business exports