State employees’ salary study moving forward

Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer and House Speaker Steve Tilley said Thursday they expect to appoint members of a new joint legislative committee soon.

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“Probably ... within the next couple of weeks,” said Mayer, R-Dexter.

Tilley, R-Perryville, said in a separate interview: “Myself and my chief of staff will sit down and look at the interim committees we want to appoint.”

Lawmakers two weeks ago approved state Rep. Mike Bernskoetter’s concurrent resolution requiring creation of a “Joint Interim Committee on State Employee Wages,” to “compare the wages of Missouri state employees to the wages for state employees in other states (and to) study and develop strategies for increasing the wages of Missouri’s state employees so Missouri will no longer rank 50th among the states regarding state worker wages.”

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