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Prevailing Wage

A recent study by Department of Economics at the University of Missouri – Kansas City demonstrates the incredible economic impact and benefit of the Prevailing Wage, specifically in Missouri.  Here at Fired Up!, we've covered the previous attacks on Missouri's prevailing wage by republicans in state government.  From Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's failed attempt to even find a second for his motion to eliminate the prevailing wage requirements for the rebuilding of low-income residential housing in Joplin at a hearing in mid December at MHDC to republican legislators such as Rep. Shane Schoeller (R-Willard), Rep. Bill White (R-Joplin), Rep. Mike Kelley (R-Lamar), Rep. Rodney Schad (R-Versailles) and Rep. Charlie Davis (R-Webb City) who have all agreed to sponsor or cosponsor a suspension or elimination of the prevailing wage - even though they come from communities which have been heavily damaged by tornados and which need the sustained investment in order to rebuild and recover we've shown that republicans are willing to put profits over people.

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