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Minimum wage goes up 85 cents next year in Missouri

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Posted at 7:55 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 21:15:40-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s minimum wage rate is set to go up again soon.

The state minimum wage will increase to $9.45 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

Thecurrent minimum wage is $8.60, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, after 62 percent of voters approved annual raises to the state minimum wage in November 2018.

The hike is part of a voter-approved plan to gradually raise the minimum wage.

The 2018 plan calls for minimum wages to go up by 85 cents an hour every year until the rate hits $12 an hour in 2023.