One week before the historic defeat of Proposition A (RTW), the CLEAN Missouri Amendment and Raise Up Missouri minimum wage ballot initiative were both certified by the Secretary of State’s office for the November ballot.
“For many of us, Prop A was only Step 1 in the process of taking our state back,” said Richard Von Glahn, policy director for Missouri Jobs with Justice.
The CLEAN Missouri amendment will appear on the ballot as Amendment 1. The Raise Up Missouri (Raise the Minimum Wage) initiative will appear on the ballot as Prop B.
If approved by voters, Amendment 1, the CLEAN Missouri constitutional amendment will:
• Lower campaign contribution limits for state legislative candidates.
• Eliminate almost all lobbyist gifts in the General Assembly.
• Require politicians to wait two years before becoming lobbyists.
• Require legislative records be open to the public.
• Ensure that neither political party is given an unfair advantage when new maps are drawn after the next census, by asking a nonpartisan expert to draw fair legislative district maps, which would then be reviewed by a citizen commission for fairness and competitiveness.
RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE
Prop B, the Raise the Minimum Wage initiative would raise the current minimum wage from $7.85 to $8.60 in 2019 and then gradually increase it by 85 cents a year until it reaches $12 an hour in 2023.