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Senate rejects pay raise for lawmakers, officials January 29, 2015

Panel votes against salary increase

The Cole County Salary Commission voted Thursday against increasing salaries for elected officials, but to take a cost-of-living increase with other county employees, should one be given.

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When the county became a first-class county in 1997, state law required the creation of a salary commission composed of all county elected officials. They meet every two years to vote on whether to increase salaries.

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