A STATE SENATOR FROM STE. GENEVIEVE WANTS MISSOURI TO JOIN OTHER STATES IN SUING PRESIDENT OBAMA. Republican Gary Romine says he has urged Attorney General Chris Koster to join more than 20 other states in the suit, which would extend overtime benefits to millions of working Americans. Businesses say the impact to their bottom lines would be devastating. The rule is set to take effect in December, applying to salaried workers making less than 47,500 dollars a year. That means about 5 million workers nationwide would be eligible for overtime pay. Romine says the change could hurt the very workers it’s supposed to help, by forcing employers to hire new part time workers to fill those hours at a lower pay rate. The Obama White House estimates it would mean 1-pt-3 billion dollars in additional wages, but opponents point out that would come out of the profits from small businesses, many of which are already struggling to get by.