Court Upholds Appeal to St Louis City Wage Increase Law

An ordinance passed in August by Mayor Francis Slay and the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen to raise the municipality’s minimum wage from the current state mandated $7.65 per hour to $11 per hour by 2018 was struck down by a circuit judge today. On the local news tonight, the reporter bemoaned the fact that minimum wage earners in the City of St. Louis would have to continue to struggle to put food on the table.  While it is true that an additional $3.35 an hour ($146 per week) is enough money Read more […]

Police Sting Catches Dangerous Criminals Giving Guided Tours To Paying Customers

I thought the headline from the Post and Courier had to be a joke: “Sting catches rickshaw driver giving illegal tour.” It is no joke. It was a Charleston police sting unlike any other: An undercover cop dressed casually like a tourist taking a ride on a rickshaw. The goal was to see if any of the downtown drivers were giving illegal speaking tours of the city’s numerous sight-seeing spots. One of them did, and it cost him a fine of more than $1,000. City officials have put rickshaw drivers Read more […]