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GIVE from Representative Deb Lavender’s Bi-Monthly Newsletter June 25, 2015    Year 1 Newsletter 11 Bills Signed by Governor Nixon House Bill 514:  provides tax breaks for a redevelopment project in Fenton. The bill allows for designated tax increment financing for the former Chrysler plant in Fenton that closed in 2007. The site will be developed […]

Follow the efforts (and opposition) to Raise Minimum Wage in StL and KC from Progress Missouri http://progressmissouri.org/ A range of news articles following this effort: RAISING THE WAGE IN STL AND KC. Legislation on the table in St. Louis would set a $10 minimum wage immediately upon being signed by the mayor, and then increase […]

by Otto Fajen   MNEA Legislative Director Number 14   April 16, 2015 This message is coming to you from the Missouri NEA Legislative Update listserv (mo-nea-legis-update@list.nea.org). [A list of the key topics. Click below summary on  “continue reading…“  to read full descriptions.] STUDENT TRANSFER BILL HEADED TO CONFERENCE BUDGET SCHOOL RETIREMENT PROTECTION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION CAREER/TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE […]

Missouri NEA Legislative Update  Week 12, No. 1, March 30, 2015 By Otto Fajen  MNEA Legislative Director This message is coming to you from the Missouri NEA Legislative Update listserv (mo-nea-legis-update@list.nea.org). [A list of the key topics. Click below summary on  “continue reading…“  to read full descriptions.] SENATE MAY DEBATE HOUSE STUDENT TRANSFER BILL BUDGET […]

Mike Konczal and Bryce Covert at The Nation ask the question “Does the Minimum Wage Kill Jobs?”    Well the employment numbers are in from states that recently raised their minimum wage, look what they found. Get ready for Fox to load the whitewasher and set it to the creative spin cycle.

Golf Digest has this interesting story on the tipping habits of Golfer Phil Mickelson.  Considering how many people in the hospitality industry are not protected by a minimum wage law his appreciation is well, appreciated. Phil Mickelson’s ball started left and kept fading. Left of Winged Foot’s 72nd-hole fairway; left of the rough, the crowd, […]

This is presented in the context of “you have to laugh to avoid crying.”  Andy Borowitz shares the reality of Senate Republicans voting down a proposed increase in the minimum wage… A broad-based coalition of millionaires converged on Washington today to defeat a bill that would have increased the minimum wage for American workers to […]