Business groups seek to reduce local power on wages, discrimination

Missouri business groups are backing a measure that would challenge the authority of local governments to make their own laws about a variety of things, from discrimination to the minimum wage.

The groups expect the measure to be well-received by the General Assembly, but local governments are voicing staunch opposition.

The move comes in response to a recent trend in the push for gay rights in the state: Municipalities have circumvented the General Assembly, which has resisted anti-discrimination measures, and established local ordinances prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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