Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. lawmaker Lembke trying to block judicial pay raise http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmaker-lembke-trying-block-judicial-pay-raise <p>The Missouri <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2011-missouri-legislative-preview">state budget is already due for more cuts this year</a>, and that's the reason Republican Sen. <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/members/mem01.HTM">Jim Lembke</a>, of St. Louis, cites for filing a resolution to block a recommended pay raise for judges.</p><p>The Associated Press reports that "Judges have argued for several years that higher salaries are needed to persuade qualified people to serve as judges instead of working as private-sector attorneys where they might earn more money."</p> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 19:29:34 +0000 Kelsey Proud 257 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmaker Lembke trying to block judicial pay raise