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Speaker Todd Richardson and Eric Greitens at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017.

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thus far, the 2017 legislative session has seen multiple wins for the supermajority Republican caucus as major pieces of labor and tort reform have found their way to the governor’s desk with a chief executive eager to sign them. “We’re thrilled to get to Spring Break week having delivered on a

Union labor workers gather at the Missouri State Capitol to protest labor reform measures. (Ben Peters/MISSOURI TIMES)

STL-KC Carpenters Regional Council fights back against prevailing wage repeal in new ad campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s legislature has already pushed one major labor priority across the finish line this session, and some Republicans are now setting their eye on repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. SB 20, filed by Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, would repeal the prevailing wage and instead use the actual minimum wage as

Rally Union Members

Labor reform fight to continue with prevailing wage battle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens will likely sign Sen. Dan Brown’s right-to-work bill Friday, marking the conclusion of years of effort by Missouri Republicans to get the legislation into law. However, right-to-work’s passage is far from the end of labor reform in the state. House and Senate Republicans do not face the dilemma

Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Prevailing wage audit finds issues with Division of Labor Standards’ investigations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A newly-released audit shows some issues with Department of Labor’s enforcement of the state’s prevailing wage law. The report issued Wednesday by the State Auditor’s Office raised concerns with the complaint investigation process, worker safety, and notification requirements. “When we invest in our state through projects that add jobs to the

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Protect MO Families launches prevailing wage campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Committee to Protect MO Families started a new public awareness campaign this week to educate middle class families about the prevailing wage as they prepare for attacks similar to right-to-work. The campaign launched with a video featuring Danny Burlison, a Navy veteran and and Carpenters Union member. The ads will

capitol columns

Labor Republicans look to stand ground for constituents

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The organized labor movement in Missouri has withstood a battering over the last two years and emerged victorious. Legislation that would make right-to-work and paycheck protection did not have the votes necessary to override vetoes from Gov. Jay Nixon, and unions and their traditional Democratic allies celebrated these wins in the

Pre-filed bill targets prevailing wage in disaster areas

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of the shorter pre-filed bills submitted so far calls for a prohibition on prevailing hourly wage to be paid for a tax credit funded project in a disaster area. Rep. Bill White, R-Joplin, filed HB 1406, which “prohibits the Missouri Housing Development Commission from requiring a prevailing hourly wage to be

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Sifton pushes major legislation and maintains bi-partisan friendships

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Democrats in the Senate have an uphill battle on legislative issues. A veto-proof majority for Republicans dominates the upper chamber, and when the most partisan issues rear their heads, the filibuster becomes one of the few avenues left to the minority party. Sen. Scott Sifton, D-St. Louis, says the body works well

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