Blunt Against Minimum Wage Hike
But, Blunt said Tuesday raising the minumum wage is not right for Missouri.
"To have a state minimum wage that's different than the federal minimum wage sends a negative message about our business climate and I think it will make it more difficult to bring jobs to our state," he said.
Iowa, Arkansas, Kentucky, Nebraska and Oklahoma also have a minimum hourly wage of $5.15, the same as the federal minimum wage.
Tennessee has no minimum wage law. In Kansas, the minimum wage is $2.65 an hour, while Illinois has a minimum hourly wage of $6.50.
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