Lawmaker Pay Hike

Missouri senators are considering their pay. Debating Monday whether to let salary increases take effect. . Lawmakers would get about $1,800 more over two years — added to their $36,000 yearly salary.
In Missouri, a citizen panel recommends how much lawmakers and statewide elected officials are paid. The process was designed so lawmakers wouldn’t have to decide their own pay. The raises will take effect in July unless two-thirds of lawmakers vote against them before Wednesday. House members voted 154-5 against pay raises last week. But it’s facing pushback in the Senate. Some senators say voting on pay increases presents a conflict of interest and are recusing themselves from a vote.