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A resounding ‘no’ to officials’ raises

Senate votes 32-1 to reject pay plan, saying it sends bad message this year

The Missouri Senate overwhelmingly rejected a commission's recommendation to potentially boost pay for elected officials and judges. The 32-1 vote effectively killed a plan put forth late last year by the Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation. The plan stipulated a raise for most judges and elected officials if state employees also receive a salary increase. The ...