Monday, April 24, 2017


"Missouri's blue-city, red-state divide over minimum wage" PBS NewsHour 4/23/2017


SUMMARY:  Some of the fiercest political battles are taking place between Democratic-controlled cities and Republican-led state legislatures over issues like minimum wage and plastic bag bans.  Increasingly, those issues are decided through a political maneuver called preemption, when state lawmakers write laws that prevent cities from enforcing their local ordinances.  NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Bury reports from Missouri.  This is part of an ongoing series of reports called 'Chasing the Dream,' which reports on poverty and opportunity in America.

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