The latest victory from Mayor Q is tenuous at best and now right-wingers are looking to challenge the sketchy municipal move.
Mayor Q seemed hopeful about the legislation . . .
"This ordinance would require all quasi-governmental agencies that receive 25% or more of their funding from the City to move towards paying their workforce $15/hour minimum."
Of course it passed.
To be fair, it really seems like more of a local vendor priority and a "barely legal" way snubbing Jeff City rules.
A local politico seems to disagree.
Here's the word . . .
"If not by letter, then by practice, this ordinance violates 2015's Missouri House Bill 722 which prohibits local laws increasing the minimum wage."
Fun fact, that law also opposes banning plastic bags.
More . . .
"Circumventing this law by drawing up separate local agreements places KCMO at risk of reprisal and on shaky ground. Anyone doing business with the city has the right to dispute this ordinance and that's what we're looking into now."
For now the fight is nothing more than chest-thumping but in the coming weeks debates over money will get more serious.
The punchline here is that 15 bucks an hour isn't really a livable wage.
Developing . . .