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Missouri House Votes to Exempt Private Schools From Minimum Wage Increase

By Jaclyn Driscoll The Missouri House on Thursday passed legislation that would exempt private and religious school workers from statewide minimum wage increases. The measure passed by a vote of 94 to 53. The bill aims to create parity between public and private schools, said state Rep. Tim Remole, R-Excello, who sponsored the proposal. “Many of the parents just received letters that they will receive a 10% increase over the next five years because of the minimum wage law,” Remole said on the floor during debate. “Which is making it very burdensome for people that are already paying for public school taxes on their personal property and ...

House bill would exempt private school workers from making minimum wage

By Sean Na / Feb 25, 2020 JEFFERSON CITY — A Republican lawmaker wants to pass a bill that would exempt religious private schools from having to pay their hourly waged workers at least the Missouri minimum wage. Several Democrats oppose the bill, with one of them calling it “offensive” and “ridiculous.” People work at private schools because they want to serve students, said state Rep. Tim Remole, R-Exello, the main sponsor of House Bill 1559. Forcing the schools to pay at least minimum wage to their employees would impose a financial burden and force them to delay school projects essential to serve their students, Remole said ...