Lawmakers put prevailing wage in crosshairs; laborers object

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Missouri’s prevailing wage law may not prevail much longer.

The Republican-dominated Legislature has set its sights on repealing or revising the state law.

Democrats and labor union leaders argue repealing the law would decrease worker wages and ultimately lead to less tax revenue.

They also argue it would result in nonunion out-of-state workers taking jobs away from local laborers.

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