prevailing wage http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Makes Decision On Prevailing Wage, Abortion Bills And More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-makes-decision-prevailing-wage-abortion-bills-and-more <p>With just a couple days left before the deadline, Democratic Governor Jay Nixon announced his decision on the few bills he had left. We've compiled those decisions below.</p><p>Without his signature, Nixon has allowed legislation that will require doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medication abortions.</p><p>Nixon announced Friday he would not sign the bill that effectively prohibits the use of telemedicine to provide medication abortions in Missouri. Without the signature, the bill becomes law.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:13:22 +0000 The Associated Press & Chris McDaniel 28186 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Makes Decision On Prevailing Wage, Abortion Bills And More Prevailing Wage Exemption For Maintenance Projects Likely Dead Following Mo. Senate Filibuster http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/prevailing-wage-exemption-maintenance-projects-likely-dead-following-mo-senate-filibuster <p>It appears that Democrats in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> 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.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 08:10:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 26367 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Prevailing Wage Exemption For Maintenance Projects Likely Dead Following Mo. Senate Filibuster Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Targeted Prevailing Wage Bill To Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gen-assembly-sends-targeted-prevailing-wage-bill-gov-nixon <p>The Missouri General Assembly has sent <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D)&nbsp;legislation that would provide a targeted roll back of the state's prevailing wage.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 01:29:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26138 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Targeted Prevailing Wage Bill To Gov. Nixon Overhaul Of Prevailing Wage For Public Works Projects Passes Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/overhaul-prevailing-wage-public-works-projects-passes-mo-senate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate has passed a House bill that would overhaul the state's prevailing wage for public works projects.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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 Monday 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.</span></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:30:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25932 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Overhaul Of Prevailing Wage For Public Works Projects Passes Mo. Senate Mo. House Passes Bill Allowing Some Schools To Waive Prevailing Wage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-bill-allowing-some-schools-waive-prevailing-wage <P>The <A href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</A> has passed legislation <A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB34&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">that would allow some school districts to exempt themselves from the prevailing wage requirement</A> for construction and maintenance projects.</P> <P>The sponsor,&nbsp;<A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=002&amp;year=2013">State Representative&nbsp;Casey Guernsey</A> (R, Bethany), says it will allow rural schools in particular to be able to afford much-needed expansions and upgrades. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:43:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9764 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Passes Bill Allowing Some Schools To Waive Prevailing Wage Mo. Sen. Committee Considers Bill That Would Eliminate Prevailing Wage Rule http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-sen-committee-considers-bill-would-eliminate-prevailing-wage-rule <P>Legislation that would eliminate the prevailing wage requirement in Missouri was heard Tuesday by a State Senate committee.</P> <P>The state calculates various wages that are to be paid in each county and in St. Louis for construction trades on building projects.&nbsp; The sponsor,&nbsp;State Senator Dan Brown (R, Rolla), says eliminating prevailing wage requirements would give smaller businesses outside of St. Louis and Kansas City a fair shot at landing construction contracts. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:46:39 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9241 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Sen. Committee Considers Bill That Would Eliminate Prevailing Wage Rule Massive pro-union rally at Mo. Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/massive-pro-union-rally-mo-capitol <p>Well over a thousand labor union members rallied outside the State Capitol Tuesday against various bills in the <a href="http://moga.mo.gov/">General Assembly</a> they say is anti-worker.</p><p>In particular, they oppose legislation that would suspend the prevailing wage law in tornado-ravaged Joplin and other parts of Missouri declared to be federal disaster areas.&nbsp; <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D)&nbsp;spoke at the rally, accusing Republican lawmakers and their backers of attacking working people in Missouri. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:37:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3369 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Massive pro-union rally at Mo. Capitol