Veto override

The Missouri legislature recently voted to override the Governor’s veto of HB 722, a bill that prohibits municipalities from establishing a citywide minimum wage higher than the state or federal minimum wage and prohibited municipalities from banning, taxing, or placing a fee on the use of paper or plastic bags for packaging goods purchased. Thus, cities are prohibited from regulating these issues.


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According to the Missouri Municipal League, approximately 230 cities already have use taxes in place, and on the April 5 ballot, another 60 or so municipalities and counties such as St. Louis County (