(WTXF/FOX NEWS) - The city of St. Louis has to lower its minimum wage from $10 to $7.70, which is the minimum for the rest of Missouri.
St. Louis raised the minimum wage to $10 in 2015. But, on Aug. 28, a Missouri law will go into effect preventing cities from inventing their own minimum wages separate from the state.
Republican Gov. Eric Greitens had said the raised minimum wage will "kill jobs, and despite what you hear from liberals, it will take money out of people's pockets."
"This increase in the minimum wage might read pretty on paper, but it doesn't work in practice," Greitens said. "Government imposes an arbitrary wage, and small businesses either have to cut people's hours or let them go."
FOX 29 researched and according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the federally mandated minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, Pennsylvania's is the same, New Jersey's is $8.44 (increased annually based on the Consumer Price Index), and Delaware's is $8.25.