With state law set to preempt St. Louis minimum wage, groups push for Missouri-wide hike
While local minimum wage ordinances have become a popular issue among Democratic politicians in many of the country’s big cities, St. Louis’ situation is somewhat unique. Professor Jake Rosenfeld points to the successful 2014 statewide measure raising Arkansas’ minimum wage as an example of the issue’s resonance beyond a liberal base. Professor Steve Fazzari says research is mixed on minimum wage effects. Some papers show big job losses, others show minimal job losses.