Jefferson City, MO – Missouri lawmakers have rejected a
measure rejecting pay increases for themselves, top elected officials and judges.
By a vote of 151-to-0, the House today approved the measure rejecting recommendations of the Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials.
The commission in November recommended that statewide elected officials and legislators get a 5.8 percent pay
increase in fiscal year 2004 and another 5.8 percent increase in fiscal year 2005.
The measure approved by the House was previously approved by the Senate.