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Gov. Eric Greitens warns against raising minimum wage to $15

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens came out strongly against raising the minimum wage to $15 while promoting his economic agenda Wednesday in Kansas City.

The Republican governor visited the downtown offices of Spring Venture Group, a Kansas City insurance company that is set to expand its workforce from 400 to 800 over the next two years, and touted his administration’s efforts to roll back regulations during his first year in office.

“When you look at what we’ve done around reducing regulations … all of this has helped to create a great environment for business owners so that we are creating new jobs and also raising people’s take-home pay,” Greitens said when asked about the Fight for $15 movement that seeks to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Read the full story by The Kansas City Star here.

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