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Kansas City Council repeals minimum wage increase, calls for statewide hike



The Kansas City Council on Thursday repealed legislation it passed this summer to raise the city’s minimum wage. The move follows last month’s decision by the Missouri Legislature to pass into law a measure preventing municipalities from setting a minimum wage that exceeds the state’s wage floor.

At the same time, the Kansas City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution urging state legislators to approve a statewide minimum wage of higher than the current $7.65 per hour.

Kansas City Mayor Sly James called it hypocritical and unfair for state lawmakers to bar cities from acting autonomously when Missouri legislators often complain of limits that the federal government places on them.

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