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Capitol Report: Common Sense on Prevailing Wage

by State Sen. Brad Lager

Missouri is a large and diverse state with tax burdens, cost of living and wages differing practically by city. However, Missouri’s prevailing wage rates, the wage rate paid when performing work for public entities (cities, counties, schools, etc), do not adequately reflect this diversity. As a result, in many cases the prevailing wage rate paid in our rural areas end up being substantially greater than

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