Top Of The Morning News: May 14, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013

More breweries look to the local food movement for inspiration.  A bill creating an exemption for maintenance work under Missouri’s prevailing wage law died after a Democratic filibuster in the state Senate.  A Missouri bill limiting labor unions’ ability to deduct dues and fees from public employees’ paycheck heads to Governor Nixon.

Growing Local Beer From Farm To Glass

Breweries in the Pacific Northwest have perfected the art of a “farm to glass” beer. Few have sprouted elsewhere though. In southern Colorado farm country, the idea is starting to take root.  Find out more here.

‘Paycheck Protection’ Bill Heads To Governor Nixon’s Desk

The Missouri House has given final passage to a bill that would limit labor unions' ability to deduct dues and fees from the paychecks of public employees. The measure would require unions to get written permission every year to deduct dues from paychecks.  While it would only apply to public employees, unions for first responders would be exempt.  Read more here.

Prevailing Wage Exemption For Maintenance Likely Dead

It appears that Democrats in the Missouri Senate have successfully stopped legislation that would have redefined what constitutes a maintenance project and exempted those being done on public property from the state's prevailing wage requirement.  Democrats spent most of Monday night blocking the bill.  Learn more here.