Lawmakers Approve New Construction Requirements

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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have approved new requirements for contractors working on public construction projects. The bill would increase the penalty for employers who pay their workers less than the local prevailing wage. It also would ban union-only contract arrangements for projects receiving more than half of their funding from the state. Previous attempts to limit union contracts resulted in filibusters in the Senate. But lawmakers worked out a compromise this year. The Senate passed the bill 33-to-0 last month. The House passed it 145-to-7 Wednesday. The legislation is the first non-budget bill to make it to Governor Blunt's desk.

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