Good Afternoon... it snowed today in Kansas! Yes the minimum wage should be more than 7.25 an hour. Rent in Kansas for a one to two bedroom house starts At $700.00 a month and your paycheck making $ 9.00 an hour is $350.00 after you pay health insurance. So a person has no money left to buy electricity, or groceries. Not to mention you can't spend a dime of your first paycheck until you get your second paycheck of the month just to pay the rent. You should be happy when you get paid on payday, but most folks are just sad trying to figure out a strategy to pay the rent.