Tag: House of Representatives

Full repeal of prevailing wage passes House with narrow margin

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — With just seven votes to spare, legislation that would repeal Missouri’s prevailing wage laws was given approval by the House. The bill, a House Committee Substitute for HBs 1729, 1621, 1436, would eliminate the requirement that contractors and subcontractors on public projects pay employees the prevailing wage where the project is being completed. Rep. Jeff Justus’ legislation would instead require workers to be paid the state or federal minimum wage, whichever […]

Emery’s utility bill on hold for now as House looks to send their own version to Senate

House version of SB 564 to be heard by House Utility Committee on Wednesday evening JEFFERSON CITY,  Mo. – The aftermath of the Senate’s filibuster and ultimate passage of Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 564 has left more than a few lawmakers and lobbyists in a state of confusion. That’s because the bill was finally third read and passed, with an understanding that the changes sought by a group of filibustering senators would be left to the […]

Clayton Times Interview: Representative Joe Adams

We had the chance to sit with Rep. Joe Adams, D-University City, to discuss the current political climate not only in the state of Missouri but also on the national level. Adams has been involved in state politics for nearly 30 years and won his current position in 2014 in which he represents the 86th District, which includes all parts of Pagedale, Hanley Hills, Vinita Park, Vinita Terrace, University City and Wellston. He also sits […]