The Missouri Senate has passed a House bill that would overhaul the state's prevailing wage for public works projects.
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. 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.
A Missouri Senate Committee has passed legislation that puts restrictions on the use of abortion-inducing drugs.
The bill would require the prescribing doctor to be physically present whenever a patient takes RU-486 or any other medication designed to terminate a pregnancy. Supporters say it’s designed to prevent so-called “web-cam abortions,” in which a doctor at another location instructs the patient on taking the medicine.
Susan Klein of Missouri Right to Life testified in favor of the bill before the vote.