Kids at work: States try to ease child labor laws at behest of industry

Bills doing away with work permits and extending working hours for teens 16 and older have cleared legislative committees in Missouri

By: - April 7, 2023 12:26 pm

Two young boys standing on electric looms in order to reach the top shelf while at work in a cotton mill in Georgia (Hulton Archive/Getty Images).

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.