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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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State of Working Missouri 2022

Introduction Working Missourians are the engines of our economy, supplying the products and services we all use in our daily lives. They harvest the food we eat, build the homes we live in, and pave the roads we drive on; they keep our communities safe, provide our families with
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Using Federal COVID Funds for Direct Stimulus Rather Than Unemployment Trust Fund Would Help Missourians and Spur Local Economies

For Immediate Release:November 10, 2020 The supplemental appropriations bill currenting moving through the Missouri legislature would allow federal COVID relief funds to be used to replenish the state’s unemployment trust fund – at the same time that the Missouri Department of
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SNAP Primer 2020

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in reducing food insecurity and provides a critical boost to local economies throughout the state. Learn more about SNAP eligibility and benefits, who utilizes SNAP, and its impact on health and other
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The Crisis We Face: How Missouri Can Respond to the Economic Impacts of COVID-19

The health and economic effects of the Coronavirus will require an aggressive state and local policy response to help families make ends meet and avoid disastrous economic consequences. It is critical for Missouri to act in tandem with federal responses in order to cushion the
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SNAP Provides Critical Boost to Local Economies Throughout Missouri

Download the PDF Version The Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) helps more than 750,000 Missourians afford the food they need to be healthy & productive members of their communities, while providing an extra $1.8 billion boost to our economy & businesses throughout our
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Increased Federal Funding Could Improve Missouri’s Child Care Assistance Program

View/Download the PDF Version Access to high quality, affordable childcare not only creates a solid foundation for children to thrive but is essential to developing a strong workforce. Yet many Missouri families have difficulty accessing child care because of its high cost or
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Proposed SNAP Sanctions in SB 4 Would Cost Missouri, Harm Families

Download the Full Report In addition to causing nearly 40,000 Missouri families to lose critical SNAP food assistance, Senate Bill 4 would cost Missouri $90 million or more to provide work supports required by law. Missouri’s current employment & training program serves just
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Increasing MO’s Minimum Wage Would Help Working Families & Boost State Economy

Download the PDF Version Raising the minimum wage is a proven strategy to help working families make ends meet and spread prosperity by lifting more Missourians above poverty and into the middle class. Although across Missouri wages are slowly recovering from the recession, too
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“Right to Work” Could Lower Wages & Benefits for ALL Missourians

Download the PDF Version “Right to Work” (RTW) would reduce wages and benefits like health insurance coverage for all workers – both union and non-union. Because of its negative impact on the middle class and quality jobs, the Missouri Budget Project urges Missourians to vote NO
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