Right to work isn’t the only issue generating news in Missouri as this week the state Supreme Court ordered Kansas City to put a minimum wage initiative that could ultimately lead to a $15 minimum wage on the municipal ballot. Missouri law preempts local communities from establishing their own minimum wages higher than that of the state at-large. Kansas City had raised its own minimum back in 2015, but their efforts were thwarted by Jackson County Circuit Judge Justine Del Muro, who ruled that state law prohibited the local mandate, so it therefore could not go before the voters. That decision has now been reversed by the state’s highest court thereby clearing the way – for the time being, at least – for the initiative to move forward toward the ballot. It was a not-dissimilar situation in St. Louis, so we can expect to hear more again about St. Louis wanting to establish its own minimum wage as well. The issue is not as clear cut in Flagstaff, Arizona where the question of hiking the minimum wage is getting divisive. Arizona voters in November approved Proposition 206 which increases the state minimum from $8.05 to $10 an hour on January 1. In Flagstaff, a group known as Elevate Flagstaff also succeeded in passing Proposition 414 at the same time. Prop 414 calls for an additional $2 an hour increase effective July 1, 2017, but that proposal was predicated on the prior minimum of $8.05! Now, unless there is a chance adopted in City Council, the Prop 414 increase will be applied to the new $10 minimum, hiking the Flagstaff minimum to $12 per hour on July 1 and then up to $15/hour by 2021! The elected officials in Flagstaff are in a quandary as to how to proceed.