Gina Walsh Politically Speaking: Sen. Walsh On School Transfers And The Income Tax Bill In Veto-Session By Chris McDaniel • Jul 25, 2013 Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio. Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics. Prevailing Wage Exemption For Maintenance Projects Likely Dead Following Mo. Senate Filibuster By Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press • May 14, 2013 KWMU. 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.