prevailing wage http://kcur.org en Missouri Legislature Sends Prevailing Wage Bill To Governor http://kcur.org/post/missouri-legislature-sends-prevailing-wage-bill-governor <p></p><p>The Missouri General Assembly has sent <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a>, a Democrat, legislation that would provide a targeted roll back of the state's prevailing wage.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 14:43:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36307 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate Votes To Overhaul Prevailing Wage http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-votes-overhaul-prevailing-wage <p></p><p>The Missouri Senate has passed a House bill that would overhaul the state’s prevailing wage for public works projects.&nbsp;</p><p>Under current state law, the prevailing wage paid to workers of a certain trade is calculated based on surveys from contractors on a public works project.&nbsp; The bill approved by the Senate last night would instead require wage surveys to be split between union and non-union employers, and the prevailing wage would be set by the group that reported more hours of work.&nbsp;</p><p>Republican Dan Brown of Rolla handled the bill in the Senate.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:47:08 +0000 Maria Carter 35935 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Votes To Exempt Schools From Prevailing Wage http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-votes-exempt-schools-prevailing-wage <p>The Missouri House has passed legislation that would allow some school districts to exempt themselves from the prevailing wage requirement for construction and maintenance projects.&nbsp;</p><p>The sponsor, Republican Casey Guernsey of Harrison County, says it will allow rural schools in particular to be able to afford much-needed expansions and upgrades.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:44:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32785 at http://kcur.org