Missouri Republicans Target Repeal of Prevailing Wage
The prevailing wage is unique to each county as the state’s Department of Labor takes in a bunch of data collected on public projects like schools and roads and then sets a floor for what workers should be making in that area.
Hummel Campaign Kickoff Draws top St. Louis and State Dems
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A campaign kickoff for Rep. Jake Hummel, the Democratic nominee for the 4th Senate District, felt more like a victory party than a rallying cry. Democratic officeholders, union members, staffers and supporters attended the event at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall in St. Louis City.
Right to Work Puts National Spotlight on Missouri Governor's Race
Missouri’s race for governor this year is among the most watched in the country, drawing massive money and rapt attention from national business and labor interests.
The reason for the attention isn’t a mystery: If Republican nominee Eric Greitens is elected on Nov. 8, Missouri will almost certainly, almost immediately become America’s 27th “right-to-work” state. If he isn’t, it probably won’t.
Inside Man: Hummel Reflects on Time as Minority Leader
Over the last four years, Hummel has made it a goal for the superminority Democrats to not be an afterthought or an asterisk. Instead, he has managed to take the 45-member caucus and make it relevant against overwhelming odds on tough issues.