sen. dan brown http://kbia.org en Mo. Sen. Committee Considers Bill That Would Eliminate Prevailing Wage Rule http://kbia.org/post/mo-sen-committee-considers-bill-would-eliminate-prevailing-wage-rule <P>Legislation that would eliminate the prevailing wage requirement in Missouri was heard Tuesday by a State Senate committee.</P> <P>The state calculates various wages that are to be paid in each county and in St. Louis for construction trades on building projects.&#160; The sponsor,&#160;State Senator Dan Brown (R, Rolla), says eliminating prevailing wage requirements would give smaller businesses outside of St. Louis and Kansas City a fair shot at landing construction contracts. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:20:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28814 at http://kbia.org Mo. Sen. Committee Considers Bill That Would Eliminate Prevailing Wage Rule Bill would require gun safety course in 1st grade http://kbia.org/post/bill-would-require-gun-safety-course-1st-grade <p>Missouri first-graders would have to take a gun safety course under a bill being considered by a state Senate committee.</p><p>Sen. Dan Brown, a Republican from Rolla, outlined his proposal Tuesday for the chamber's General Laws Committee. No one spoke in opposition, and the committee did not vote on it.</p><p>The bill would mandate the teaching of the National Rifle Association's Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program in every first-grade classroom. Brown says it would teach young children what to do if they come across an unsecured weapon.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:18:42 +0000 Associated Press 28037 at http://kbia.org Bill would require gun safety course in 1st grade