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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 ...