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Court plan bills could be DOA in Legislature

The Missouri Senate tackled alterations to the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan for the first time last year. But after the measure failed to come to a vote in the Senate, legislative prospects are dim this year for changing the system ...

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Federal scale proposed for judges’ salaries

A state senator from St. Louis is proposing to tie compensation of Missouri judges to the pay of their federal counterparts. State Sen. Jim Lembke, R-St. Louis County, introduced a change to the state’s constitution earlier this week that would ...

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Plan bill gets its day

Sen. Jim Lembke (pictured) championed reform of the Nonpartisan Court Plan on the floor of the Missouri Senate on Wednesday. It was the first time the controversial proposal had been debated by the full Senate. Lembke, a Republican from Lemay, took charge in shepherding a proposed constitutional amendment altering the plan used to choose judges in various parts of the state. And the longtime opponent of the current plan could point out opponents of his resolution, many of whom possessed a notebook about an inch and a half thick that featured talking points in support of the current plan.

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