As if the voters deciding to eliminate the Missouri right to work law wasn’t enough, state officials last week also approved for the fall ballot a measure to raise the state minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. The current minimum wage in Missouri is indexed to inflation by law and as a result increased to $7.85 in January of this year. Under the provisions of the ballot initiative known as Proposition B, if passed by voters, the minimum state wage would jump to $8.60 for 2019 and then increase 85 cents each year thereafter until it reached $12 per hour in 2023. At the same time, the tipped wage – pegged by law at one-half of the full minimum wage – would increase with it accordingly. The signature petitions that were circulated contain the exact language to go before the voters.