Members of the Missouri House have voted down a proposal that would raise the state minimum wage.
The democratic amendment would slowly increase minimum wage in the state to 11 dollars an hour in 2020.
The current minimum wage in Missouri is $7.70.
Supporters of the proposal say minimum wage is too low for full time workers to support their families.
Opponents argue increasing the state minimum wage would lead to employee lay offs and cause businesses to leave the state.