Gov. Eric Greitens announced last week he would let a bill go into effect that would bar any city or county from having a different minimum wage than the state.
It isn’t yet clear whether there will be a lawsuit over the bill in St. Louis, where a $10 minimum wage recently took effect. But if so, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson won’t be the one behind it. Krewson said in a statement that while she strongly supports the city law, the legislature has the right to overturn it.
Despite her disapproval of Greitens’ decision, Krewson said there’s not much the city can do about the law that initially took effect in 2015 but wasn’t reflected on paychecks until earlier this year.
Republicans who support the minimum wage ban have said there’s little debate that the state has the ability to overturn city and county laws.
Read more: St. Louis Public Radio