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Economic Security Issues

Tying Unemployment Assistance to the State Unemployment Rate Would Weaken Protections, Slow Down Economic Recovery in the Future

Although employment has improved dramatically since the peak of job loss during the pandemic, Missouri’s strong unemployment rate masks considerable geographic disparities. Further, not all Missourians have recovered equally. Tying unemployment benefits to economic conditions
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$15 Minimum Wage and Access to Paid Earned Sick Leave Good for Missouri Kids and Families

We all benefit when working parents earn enough to support their families and can care for their health and their children’s health without risking their jobs or paychecks. An upcoming initiative on the 2024 ballot would build prosperity for Missouri families and communities by
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Raising Missouri’s Minimum Wage Is Good for Workers and the Economy

Missouri workers are the engines of our economies. When they earn a decent wage and can afford to care for their families, then they can fully participate in their communities and contribute to Missouri’s economic growth. An initiative on the 2024 ballot would build quality jobs
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Economic Impact Analysis of Clean Slate in Missouri

Many hardworking Missourians seeking to build better lives for themselves and their families face barriers to employment due to past convictions. Despite having paid their debts to society, criminal records can reduce economic opportunity for those who have had involvement with
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Estimated Impact of Increased Minimum Wage & Access to Earned Sick Leave on Missouri Workers, Families, & Economy

Missouri workers are the engines of our economies. When they earn a decent wage and can care for their health and their families’ health without risking their jobs or paychecks, then they can fully participate in their communities and contribute to Missouri’s economic growth.
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Improving Missouri’s Property Tax Credit Would Help Seniors, Missourians with Disabilities Stay in Their Homes

Increasing housing values and associated property taxes can price older people out of the homes they have lived in for decades, separating them from their neighbors and communities. Similarly, rising costs can make accessible housing unaffordable for Missourians with
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Improving the Circuit Breaker Property Tax Credit Helps Seniors, Missourians with Disabilities Stay in Their Homes

Increasing housing values and associated property taxes can price older people out of the homes they have lived in for decades, separating them from their neighbors and communities. Similarly, rising costs can make accessible housing unaffordable for Missourians with
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Improving Missouri’s Working Families Tax Credit

In Missouri, working families with low wages generally pay a higher share of their income in state and local taxes than do the highest earners. Improving the state’s working families tax credit would make Missouri’s tax structure more fair, further incentivize work,
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Tying Unemployment Assistance to the State Unemployment Rate Would Weaken Protections, Slow Down Economic Recovery in the Future

Although employment has improved dramatically since the peak of job loss during the pandemic, Missouri’s strong unemployment rate masks considerable geographic disparities. Further, not all Missourians have recovered equally. Tying unemployment benefits to economic conditions
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Improving Missouri’s Working Families Tax Credit

Working families with low-wages may earn too little money to owe income taxes, but they contribute significant portions of their income to state general revenue in sales and property taxes. In fact, in Missouri, the lower your earnings, the more you pay in state and local taxes
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