Jerry Nolte http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. House endorses English-only drivers tests http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-endorses-english-only-drivers-tests <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to legislation that would require driver&rsquo;s license tests to be given in English only.</p><p>Supporters say doing so would help immigrants assimilate easier into American culture and promote safety, since road signs in Missouri are in English. Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:12:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 690 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House endorses English-only drivers tests Mo. House endorses minimum wage restriction http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-endorses-minimum-wage-restriction <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to legislation that would prohibit the state&#39;s minimum wage from exceeding the federal rate.</p><p>In 2006, Missouri voters approved a ballot initiative that set the state&#39;s minimum wage at $6.50 an hour, and allowed future minimums to rise based on the rate of inflation.&nbsp; It now matches the federal level of $7.25 an hour. Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:59:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 629 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House endorses minimum wage restriction