On Tuesday, February 24, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the minimum wage in St. Louis will increase to $11 an hour by 2018. There was argument that a 2015 ordinance would conflict with the current minimum wage of $7.65 an hour. However, it was the unanimous opinion that this is not the case. Efforts…

Patrick McKenna, Missouri’s Department of Transportation director, is concerned with the growing number of fatal accidents taking place on the state’s roads. For the year of 2016, there have been in excess of 800 fatalities, and it’s expected that this number will reach 900 before 2017 arrives. In order to put this number in context,…

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a new Missouri law is encouraging judges across the state to grant both parents equal time with the children following divorce. This action follows efforts that have been made by both fathers and activists who have been lobbying to fight a common problem shared among divorced fathers where, despite…

Colorado and Missouri have joined four other states in signing legislation geared toward the increased regulation of online gaming. While many associate this with online gaming, recent laws are instead geared toward fantasy sports. The fantasy sports industry is a booming one, and its market in North America alone is an astonishing 26 billion dollars…

Following a repeal made by Governor Jay Nixon in 2009 regarding Missouri’s helmet law requirements, new action has been ignited as the proposal has moved forward. On Thursday, HB 1464 was passed by the state House in a vote of 103-43. Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, plans to circumvent future vetoes aggressively. Although there were…

Current state laws regarding Missouri drivers’ licenses are not in accordance with those stipulated by the federal government, and this has resulted in the inability for license-holders to be granted access into federal buildings and military bases as of Sunday. Furthermore, it could even cause those wishing to fly within the states to be denied…

Most would agree that it’s a smart idea to use your seat belt. However, there are all too many who don’t wear theirs. Buchanan County Commissioners took matters into their own hands by increasing the consequences for this common yet irresponsible choice, and the county is going above and beyond the state guidelines. Below National…

A vote was recently taken to override Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s (D) veto on right-to-work legislation. The proposal was to ban compulsory union membership and involuntary donations to labor unions as a condition of employment throughout Missouri. Not Backing Down Sponsors of the right-to-work legislation aren’t backing down anytime soon. Rep. Eric Burleson, a proponent,…

Last month, Governor Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 5, which altered Macks Creek Law and prevented it from being overturned by the Missouri Supreme Court. The law was originally intended to stop small towns and cities from using speed traps as mere revenue generators. However, the law was quickly challenged by the Missouri Municipal League,…

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